Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Southampton Legend Calms Nerves Over Liverpool Target Virgil van Dijk Staying

Liverpool's English striker Danny Ings reacts to missing a chance during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield Liverpool striker Danny Ings
Vera Richards | 05 August, 2017, 01:16

The Times says manager Antonio Conte has convinced the Chelsea hierarchy to make a late offer for Van Dijk, who has been linked with Liverpool throughout the summer. The center back has been made to train on his own for the last three weeks, but Saints are still hopeful of ending the standoff amicably.

Mauricio Pellegrino has confirmed that Liverpool transfer target Virgil van Dijk has no intention of playing for Southampton again, but insists that the defender will not be sold this summer.

Saints boss Pellegrino has revealed that the Netherlands worldwide has no intention of playing for the Hampshire club ever again but stressed that he hopes to change the defender's mind and keep him at Southampton.

Moore was appointed as the Reds' new CEO at the beginning of a summer which has seen Jurgen Klopp endure mixed fortunes in the market with his pursuit of various players. "It's inevitable that a lot of good players want to ply their trade in Spain but the situation with the length of contract has to count for something".

The paper are reporting talks have taken place between the two clubs as Saints look to replace VIRGIL VAN DIJK, who is still the subject of rumours linking him with a move to Anfield.

"I think the Van Dijk deal will still happen and I think Dominic Solanke was a fantastic steal from Chelsea".

The 26-year-old Netherlands worldwide is desperate to force a move away from St Mary's and head to the Reds, who have been chasing him for some time, but Saints are standing firm.

With the season fast approaching, though, it seems that van Dijk is just as adamant about getting his way - and it's creating a tense situation for all the parties involved.

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