Stefan de Vrij
Stefan de VrijReuters

Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Feyenoord defender Stefan De Vrij.

According to the Mirror, Louis van Gaal is keen to bring the Dutchman to Old Trafford and make him United's third signing of the summer.

De Vrij has been the subject of a bid from Serie A club Lazio and it was reported that a deal was imminent. The Dutch defender now seems to be reluctant to complete the move, as he is desperate to join the United revolution under his national team boss.

The Dutch defender, who played a key role in his country's run to the semi-finals of the World Cup could be available for a bargain as he is on the final year of his contract with the Eredivisie club.

The Red Devils are claimed to be preparing a bid in the region of £10m to prise the defender away from his current employers.

United have been linked to various defenders during the summer transfer window with Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels touted to be their number one target to fill the defensive void left by the departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. A move for Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen was also rumoured to be close to completion.

However, with the former unwilling to leave the Bundesliga side, the Old Trafford outfit feel that the Dutch defender is their next best option.

Meanwhile, United winger Wilfried Zaha, who is currently on the club's pre-season tour in the USA feels that new signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera will settle down quickly at the club.

The former Crystal Palace forward also spoke about his experiences on settling down, after joining the club last season.

"I really enjoyed the tour last year and felt I played well. When I arrived at the club everybody made me feel comfortable, which meant it was easy for me to feel at home when I went onto the pitch. I felt like things clicked for me," Zaha told United's official site.

"Feeling comfortable off the pitch really helped me on it. It's a big part of playing at a club like this. You have to feel comfortable and confident with your team-mates. I'm sure people like Ander and Luke will be made to feel welcome and they'll be absolutely fine."