Sport Virgil van Dijk tells Southampton he only wants Liverpool move

02:20  09 july  2017
02:20  09 july  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Everton not making Van Dijk move

  Everton not making Van Dijk move Everton are not making a move for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk, contrary to reports. According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton are not pursuing a deal to sign Van Dijk this summer, following talks of a bid from the Merseyside club this morning. The report claims that Southampton would demand at least £75m for the central defender, which Everton are not looking to match at this point. Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the defender this summer but were forced to issue an apology and retract their interest after they were accused of ‘tapping’ him up. Van Dijk has returned to training with Southampton but is said to be keen on a move to Liverpool. Everton have also been linked with a move for Leicester winger Demarai Gray, but the Echo have also dismissed that link. The Echo claim that Everton are not interested in Gray and are looking at other targets.

Virgil van Dijk has told Liverpool they are his preferred destination this summer, ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City. If Van Dijk were to join Liverpool , he would be the latest in a series of Southampton players to move to Anfield in recent years, following in the footsteps of Dejan Lovren

— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) June 8, 2017. The Southampton man has now liked a tweet from famous Youtube and Liverpool fan Manny who is well known for for his football related content. Well said mate Virgil should put in a transfer request and demand a move to the mighty reds.

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has told his club that Liverpool are the only team he wants to sign for this summer, according to Steve Bates of the Mirror.

The Reds were forced to make an apology to the Saints after they were accused of tapping up the player and at the time, they ended their interest in him.

However, the player himself has made it clear that he wants to move to Anfield, thus leaving Southampton in a dilemma.

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They can either keep an unhappy player, something new boss Mauricio Pellegrino is not keen to do, or they can sell him to Liverpool.

Everton not making Van Dijk move

  Everton not making Van Dijk move Everton are not making a move for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk, contrary to reports. According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton are not pursuing a deal to sign Van Dijk this summer, following talks of a bid from the Merseyside club this morning. The report claims that Southampton would demand at least £75m for the central defender, which Everton are not looking to match at this point. Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the defender this summer but were forced to issue an apology and retract their interest after they were accused of ‘tapping’ him up. Van Dijk has returned to training with Southampton but is said to be keen on a move to Liverpool. Everton have also been linked with a move for Leicester winger Demarai Gray, but the Echo have also dismissed that link. The Echo claim that Everton are not interested in Gray and are looking at other targets.

Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email. Virgil van Dijk has told Southampton he ONLY wants to join Liverpool leaving the Saints in danger of missing out on a bumper £50 million pay day. The disgruntled Dutchman, who turned 26 on Saturday, wants to push through a move to Anfield

How Virgil Van Dijk could still move to Liverpool Anfield HQ (Weblog) 20:12 29-Jun-17. ESPN pundit suggests a Southampton player for Liverpool - not Virgil van Dijk HITC 07:33 1-Jul-17. Liverpool have only a glimmer of hope in their pursuit of Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool Echo 05:03

Simon Mullock of the Mirror also reports that the Reds are willing to go back in for the Dutchman if his “circumstances change”, which basically means if he pushes for the move.

Van Dijk is said to be upset at the thought of missing out on his dream move and is currently deciding whether or not to hand in a transfer request.

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Everton remain interested in Virgil van Dijk .
Everton are still interested in signing Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to the Daily Star. The 26-year old centre-back’s future has been a large topic of discussion for several months now, with a number of elite clubs said to be interested in his signature. According to the Star, Koeman attempted to sign van Dijk in January although a knee injury scuppered a potential move. Rival club Liverpool have been most heavily linked this summer, although the Reds released a statement in early June declaring an end to the club’s interest in the player, following a tapping-up claim by the South Coast club. With Ramiro Funes Mori now facing an injury lay-off, Koeman may look to further strengthen his backline, having already brought in Michael Keane from Burnley for an initial fee of £25million. Koeman was the man to bring the Netherlands international to England for £13million two years ago from Celtic, and now hopes to reunite with the player who is now regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

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