Top 26-year-old still wants to join Liverpool but Arsenal also keen – report

Virgil van Dijk still wants to sign for Liverpool this summer but Arsenal and Chelsea are also keen on the defender, say reports

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk Photo: Virgil van Dijk/Twitter

Virgil van Dijk still wants to sign for Liverpool from Southampton this summer, but Arsenal and Chelsea are also chasing the defender, according to reports in the British media.

The Independent is reporting that the 26-year-old defender is still hoping to secure a transfer to Anfield this summer but it remains to be seen if a move can be concluded.

The same report now says that late moves from Chelsea and Arsenal could “complicate” the situation for the defender, who has made his desire to leave Southampton clear this summer.

The story also reports, however, that it would likely take a bid of more than £70m to to persuade Southampton to even consider selling Van Dijk this summer.

The Netherlands defender has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool throughout the summer.

The Reds were thought to be close to securing a deal for the defender back in June, but the move fell through when Southampton accused Liverpool of an alleged illegal approach.

The Merseyside outfit then issued a statement apologising to Southampton and said that they were withdrawing their interest in the player.

However, that has not stopped the speculation linking the defender with a move to Anfield before the transfer window closes on Thursday night.

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