Chelsea legend tells Antonio Conte to sign this Premier League star: He’s a perfect fit

Ray Wilkins wants to see Chelsea swoop to sign Virgil van Dijk in January

Ray Wilkins has told Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to sign Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window.

The Blues have made a strong start to the Premier League season under their new manager following his appointment as the club’s new boss over the summer.

Chelsea are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table and are three points clear of second-placed Arsenal heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

With the January transfer window looming large, it is inevitable that the top clubs will be linked with a host of players.

And former Chelsea man Wilkins says he would like to see the Blues make a move to bring in Southampton defender Van Dijk in the winter window.

Wilkins is quoted as saying by The Daily Star: “Van Dijk has had a fantastic time since he has come down Celtic, almost looked a little bit of a snip for what Southampton got him for.

“He has improved and he looks a very good defender.

“He would bring on the youngsters coming through as well because he is excellent on the communication side of stuff. He would be a perfect fit [for Chelsea].”

Chelsea were 3-1 winners at Manchester City last weekend.

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The Blues return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

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