Diego Simeone is rumoured to be tracking defensive options ahead of the January transfer window as part of a squad rebuild in the Spanish capital.
Los Rojiblancos have seen their reputation as defensive powerhouses slip in the last 12 month with Simeone keen to sign a back line enforcer in the coming months.
Simeone will only have a limited transfer budget to work with, following Atletico’s Champions League group stage exit last month.Mundo Deportivo
De Vrij is eligible to sign a pre-agreement with a non-Italian club in January, with his present deal expiring at the end of 2022/23.
However, as per reports from Football Insider, former Inter boss Antonio Conte is keen on bringing de Vrij to England on a free transfer, with the pair winning the Serie A title together in 2021.