Virgil Van Dijk
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Chelsea are, understandably, being cautious in their pursuit of Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk, according to the Daily Mail.

As the Daily Mail report, Liverpool previously held negotiations with Van Dijk, with manager Jurgen Klopp meeting the player face-to-face in a hotel. However, Southampton reported the Reds to the FA for their illegal behaviour, and they were forced to apologise and end their interest in signing the Dutchman.

The Daily Mail believe that Chelsea are now preparing to offer Southampton £60M in exchange for Van Dijk, but they are wary that he is still interested in moving to Anfield this summer.

If we are willing to spend that sort of money on a player, who has made just 55 appearances in Europe’s top five leagues, despite being almost 26-years-old – we should ensure that he is actually interested in signing for us.

Van Dijk is a great player, but we already have plenty of options at the back. If he wants to join Liverpool, let him.

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