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manchester city are ready to use aaron mooy as a makeweight in a deal for southampton defender virgil van dijk.city are prepared to make the dutchman the richest defensive transfer in history.and helping their cause is saints' interest in mooy, who spent last season on-loan with premier league new-boys huddersfield.the sun says the entrance of southampton into the manhunt may be significant as city are keen on van dijk and could offer mooy in part-exchange.the terriers are keen to land the aussie on a permanent deal.and fellow prem new-boys brighton are also after the £10million-rated midfielder. however, the decision could be taken out of mooy's hands if saints are willing to sell van dijk to city....

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southampton are ready to report chelsea to the premier league over their pursuit of virgil van dijk.the irish independent says southampton are looking into chelsea's dealings with van dijk following liverpool's illegal approach for the defender.the blues, it is reported, have staged detailed talks with van dijk without southampton's permission which the club are now looking into.a source close to the club has claimed a formal complaint to the fa is being considered and southampton are more determined than ever to keep hold of the 25-year-old....

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southampton defender virgil van dijk has turned to social media after his move to liverpool fell through last night.the reds have ended their interest in van dijk and issued an apology to southampton.the defender has now taken to twitter, uploading an image seemingly on a private jet, alongside a 'thinking bubble' emoji.analytical network dataminr has suggested the tweet may have even been posted near liverpool, reports the mirror.pic.twitter.com/1ztkwouqgo— virgil van dijk (@virgilvdijk) june 8, 2017...

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liverpool have received an apparent boost in their hopes of signing southampton defender virgil van dijk, according to reports from the mirror.the reds are very keen on signing southampton defender virgil van dijk this summer and it is believed that they are willing to offer the dutchman as much as £200,000-a-week in order to lure him to anfield.with the likes of chelsea, arsenal and manchester city all also interested, it will certainly not be easy for liverpool to secure the services of van dijk but the reds have been handed a boost in their hopes of completing the transfer as the 25-year-old is attracted by the prospect of playing under jurgen klopp....

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southampton are not inviting any offers for virgil van dijk.the daily echo says saints have yet to receive an offer for van dijk, and would not welcome one as they hope to keep hold of their star defender.several reports have suggested that manchester city have already agreed a £60m deal with saints to sign the dutch centre half.others have said that liverpool remain confident of landing him with van dijk keen on a move to anfield, while chelsea are also rumoured to be set to blow everyone else out of the water with a mega deal.however, it is all quiet at st mary's, with no offers for van dijk having come in and, for now at least, no imminent sense that another club is going to try and prise him away....

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steve nicol expresses concern virgil van dijk would go the way of dejan lovren if he left southampton for liverpool. shaka hislop reacts to southampton reportedly ready to play hardball over the transfer of virgil van dijk. southampton defender virgil van dijk has indicated to liverpool that they are his preferred choice of destination in a summer move, sources have told espn fc.a fee is yet to be agreed between southampton and liverpool, but the player is keen on moving to liverpool over manchester city and chelsea this transfer window, the source added.liverpool appear to have won the race to sign the in-demand centre-half, who was at also at the top of chelsea and city's wishlists.sources told espn fc on sunday that liverpool were willing to match the wages rivals were offering van dijk...

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amid southampton's request to investigate liverpool over an alleged illegal approach to virgil van dijk, steve nicol hits back at saints and says they have no reason to complain. steve nicol expresses concern virgil van dijk would go the way of dejan lovren if he left southampton for liverpool. shaka hislop reacts to southampton reportedly ready to play hardball over the transfer of virgil van dijk. southampton have asked the premier league to investigate an alleged illegal approach from liverpool for virgil van dijk, press association sport reports.pa sport reports southampton are yet to receive any contact from liverpool regarding van dijk, despite sources telling espn fc that the defender has indicated he is eager to move to anfield.jurgen klopp has made van dijk, who has also been lin...

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southampton's virgil van dijk has the talent to become the best defender in the world at barcelona or real madrid, according to former boss neil lennon.the hibernian manager was in charge at celtic when van dijk arrived in scotland and was quickly impressed by the defender, who moved on to southampton in the premier league in 2015.morata close to €60m milan moveand while the netherlands international has been linked with a number of top english clubs, including, as reported by goal, manchester city, lennon believes van dijk can aim even higher."yes, [van dijk can become the best defender in the world]," he told sky sports. "i think he could play for barcelona, i think he could play for real madrid - it wouldn't surprise me if he took his career on to those pathways."the first day he ca...

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chelsea face a stunning £100 million spend to land southampton defender virgil van dijk.the sun says van dijk is expected to set a new world record fee for a defender by smashing through the £50million barrierand he is also set to land wages of at least £200,000-a-week as competition hots up for one of the hottest properties in the premier league.van dijk, 25, has five years left on his current deal at st mary's and would land a deal with at least that amount of seasons.and it means saints, who insist they are under no pressure to sell, can command top dollar to land the ex-celtic star....

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liverpool has apologised publicly for approaching southampton's virgil van dijk without following the proper procedure, and has subsequently ended their pursuit of the 25-year old.it was reported on tuesday that the saints had asked the premier league to investigate liverpool's approach to van dijk.the premier league confirmed they would look into the matter, but have now deemed the apology as satisfactory.a statement from liverpool read: "liverpool would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding southampton football club and player transfers between the two clubs."we apologise to the owner, board of directors and fans of southampton for any misunderstanding regarding virgil van dijk. "we respect southampton's position and can confirm we have ended any intere...

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liverpool manager jurgen klopp continuously remained in contact with southampton defender virgil van dijk last season, the mirror has claimed.the saints have reportedly lodged a complaint the reds for tapping up their dutch defender.van dijk is a top summer target for the reds, and according to the report, klopp has left no stones unturned in convincing him to join his side in the summer.klopp reportedly met van dijk in a private meeting in blackpool last season, and following the meeting, he kept in touch with the defender through texts.the saints, up until now, have maintained that they won't be selling their skipper this summer....

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southampton have apparently asked the premier league to investigate an alleged illegal approach from liverpool for virgil van dijk.widespread reports claim southampton are yet to receive any contact from liverpool regarding van dijk, despite the defender apparently indicating he is eager to move to anfield.jurgen klopp has made van dijk his top target this summer but saints have been irritated by what they see as an attempt to unsettle their player and are ready to reject an official offer.more to follow…...

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virgil van dijk is reported to have been ‘impressed with jurgen klopp’s vision’ at liverpool but has opted to join manchester city and earn £200,000 a week.the dutchman looks set to become the world’s most expensive defender, with city paying southampton £60m for the player they signed for less than £12m.according to the sunday mirror: ‘van dijk is set to trouser over £200,000-a-week in a monster five-year deal that will make him the world’s most expensive defender.’city are taking no chances this summer and have already spent £80m on bernardo silva and ederson, while being very strongly linked with kylian mbappe....

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southampton have apparently asked the premier league to investigate an alleged illegal approach from liverpool for virgil van dijk.widespread reports claim southampton are yet to receive any contact from liverpool regarding van dijk, despite the defender apparently indicating he is eager to move to anfield.jurgen klopp has made van dijk his top target this summer but saints have been irritated by what they see as an attempt to unsettle their player and are ready to reject an official offer.klopp is understood to have been key in persuading van dijk to favour liverpool over the likes of chelsea and manchester city, and southampton believe that amounts to an illegal approach.liverpool may now face an ever-tougher battle to secure the 25-year-old, who has become one of the most sought-after d...

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shaka hislop reacts to southampton reportedly ready to play hardball over the transfer of virgil van dijk. southampton defender virgil van dijk has indicated to liverpool that they are his preferred choice of destination in a summer move, sources have told espn fc.a fee is yet to be agreed between southampton and liverpool, but the player is keen on moving to liverpool over manchester city and chelsea this transfer window, the source added.liverpool appear to have won the race to sign the in-demand centre-half, who was at also at the top of chelsea and city's wishlists.sources told espn fc on sunday that liverpool were willing to match the wages rivals were offering van dijk, although personal terms are yet to have been agreed.the merseyside side club will now attempt to come to an agreeme...

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liverpool are poised to win the race to sign southampton's £50m-rated netherlands defender virgil van dijk after it emerged he wants to move to anfield if he leaves st mary's. the 25-year-old is one of the hottest properties on the transfer market.liverpool boss jurgen klopp has made his signing a top priority.the reds refused to comment on renewed speculation but it is expected they will intensify efforts to reach a deal with both southampton and the player.chelsea and manchester city have both been heavily linked with the defender, who joined southampton from celtic for £13m in september 2015.but bbc sport understands van dijk wants to move to anfield in what would be a major coup for klopp and liverpool owners fenway sports group, who are willing to spend big after qualification for n...

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the virgil van dijk saga shows no signs of letting up and looks set to dominate liverpool’s summer, with claims on wednesday morning that southampton want between £65 million and £75 million for the dutch defender.the claims are made by the liverpool echo‘s ian doyle, who claims that “southampton would rather there was a bidding war between van dijk’s potential suitors, and are looking for a price of between £65m and £75m.”with manchester cityreportedly ending their interest on tuesday, and van dijk seemingly having made up his mind on a move to merseyside, it’s a bidding war that doesn’t look likely to materialise.it’s claimed that southampton “believe the onus is on the player to push the deal through, with the suggestion being van dijk may even have to force the ha...

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press association sport understands southampton are yet to receive any contact from liverpool regarding van dijk, despite the defender apparently indicating he is eager to move to anfield.jurgen klopp has made van dijk his top target this summer but saints have been irritated by what they see as an attempt to unsettle their player and are ready to reject an official offer.klopp is understood to have been key in persuading van dijk to favour liverpool over the likes of chelsea and manchester city, and southampton believe that amounts to an illegal approach.liverpool may now face an ever-tougher battle to secure the 25-year-old, who has become one of the most sought-after defenders in the league since moving to the south coast from celtic less than two years ago.last month, southampton chair...

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liverpool are prepared to match the financial clout of manchester city and chelsea as the three-way fight for southampton defender virgil van dijk intensifies. but the reds now face a real battle to convince jurgen klopp's number one transfer target his next destination should be anfield.van dijk has long been a priority for klopp, who has earmarked the 25-year-old centre-back as a player who can instantly improve his defence.southampton accept a parting of the ways is inevitable when the transfer window opens in july, and are holding out for more than £50million for the former celtic man.it had been suggested city were front-runners for van dijk's signature with one report over the weekend stating a deal worth £200,000 a week had already been agreed.such talk is premature, and it has no...

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steve nicol expresses concern virgil van dijk would go the way of dejan lovren if he left southampton for liverpool. shaka hislop reacts to southampton reportedly ready to play hardball over the transfer of virgil van dijk. southampton have asked the premier league to investigate an alleged illegal approach from liverpool for virgil van dijk, press association sport reports.pa sport reports southampton are yet to receive any contact from liverpool regarding van dijk, despite sources telling espn fc that the defender indicating he is eager to move to anfield.jurgen klopp has made van dijk his top target this summer but saints have been reportedly irritated by what they see as an attempt to unsettle their player and are ready to reject an official offer.the daily echo reports the decision t...

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southampton boss claude puel has addressed speculation over virgil van dijk’s future, leading to some misleading headlines in the media on monday.van dijk has been touted with a move to liverpool, man city, chelsea, arsenal and everton, with a £50 million fee believed to be enough to secure his services.this would ensure the dutchman is the joint-most expensive defender in world football, level with the fee paris saint-germain paid to sign david luiz from chelsea in 2014.a proven top-level defender with potential to continue to grow, van dijk was sidelined for the rest of the season after picking up an ankle injury in february.but as this has not quelled speculation about a move, puel has addressed van dijk’s future, saying he believes the club will be eager to keep him at st mary’s...

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liverpool’s attempts to sign virgil van dijk have suffered a hefty knockback after a ‘fuming’ southampton reportedly raised their asking price to £75million.the commanding dutchman has been heavily tipped to make the move to anfield this summer, with manchester city and chelsea also reportedly keen.although liverpool’s attempts to sign him have been reported to the premier league by southampton, who feel the player has been illegally tapped up, the reds were expected to land the dutchman in what will amount to a club record transfer.however, the ‘fuming’ saints have now responded to liverpool’s efforts to land van dijk by reportedly telling them it will cost ‘up to £75million’ to land the dutch defender.that would obviously be far in excess of what liverpool are will...

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southampton could demand as high as £75million for defender virgil van dijk after becoming annoyed with the reds’ transfer conduct.this is according to a report in the daily echo, saints are ‘incredibly reluctant to do business with the reds’.now, the onus is on van dijk to have to force a situation whereby southampton are forced to sell, but even then they may only do so if a bid of £65-75m comes in.the report continues to claim that saints are hoping that the situation will blow over quickly and that the dutchman will be their player next season.this comes after the news on tuesday that southampton have apparently asked the premier league to investigate an alleged illegal approach from liverpool for van dijk.widespread reports claim the saints are yet to receive any contact f...

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samuel lovettjune 7 2017 7:10 pmliverpool drop transfer interest in virgil van dijk and apologise to southampton after official complaintindependent.ieliverpool have ended their transfer interest in southampton's virgil van dijk, after being accused of illegally approaching the defender, and apologised to the club for "any misunderstanding" regarding the player.http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/liverpool/liverpool-drop-transfer-interest-in-virgil-van-dijk-and-apologise-to-southampton-after-official-complaint-35800653.htmlhttp://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35800652.ece/3658b/autocrop/h342/virgilvandijk.jpgemail liverpool have ended their transfer interest in southampton's virgil van dijk, after being accused of illegally approaching the defender, and apologised to...

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virgil van dijk has decided he wants a summer move to liverpool ahead of chelsea and manchester city. the dutch centre-back has been mulling over numerous lucrative options since the end of the season, and has picked anfield as his favoured destination should southampton agree to sell him.however, a deal is far from close despite van dijk's hopes and intentions.it remains to be seen how much southampton will demand for the defender – or how much they are prepared to resist any bids – so there is a lot of work to be done before any deal can progress for the 25-year-old.click here to read more from the telegraphthis story has been reproduced from today's media. it does not necessarily represent the position of liverpool football club....

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southampton are urging virgil van dijk to drop plans of leaving this summer.the sun says saints have accepted liverpool's grovelling apology for the way they tried to sign van dijk.the south coast club have now decided liverpool's embarrassing public climbdown where they ended their interest in the dutchman is enough for them to drop their complaint.southampton are now hopeful they can convince the 25-year-old he should remain with the club even though there is still interest from manchester city and chelsea.in a major cock-up at anfield, the club briefed they had secured the services of van dijk before any deal had been agreed between liverpool and southampton....

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former liverpool striker stan collymore believes that the reds can still sign southampton defender virgil van dijk if he hands in a transfer request.the reds were strongly linked with the dutchman, but they were forced to publicly end their interest after the saints had complained against them of tapping their player.collymore was asked by a liverpool fan on twitter: "can we still sign vvd if he hands in a transfer request?"he outlined a four-step process that could see van dijk join the reds: "1. yes"2. he'd lose sfc bonuses"3. lfc could offer to make that up"4. why would he? be stubborn, don't train, get paid both ends."...

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virgil van dijk could be set to stay at southampton as he took part in the club’s new kit launch campaign.the former celtic defender appeared to be all set for a big-money move to liverpool before it all fell through over allegations of transfer misconduct towards the reds.liverpool subsequently ended their interest in the dutchman, and recent reports suggest that southampton are eager to keep hold of van dijk.alongside van dijk was saints stars manolo gabbiadini, ryan bertrand, fraser forster and maya yoshida were all re-imagined as 80s superheroes.david thomas, commercial director of southampton, said: “the launch of the new kit is the first chapter in the story of our fans’ seasons.“we wanted to combine the innovative nature of our partnership with under armour with a tongue-i...

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liverpool are set to win the race to sign virgil van dijk after being informed by the southampton defender that anfield is his preferred destination. jürgen klopp had made the dutch international a transfer priority having guided liverpool into the champions league play-offs but faced competition from the champions, chelsea, and manchester city for the 25-year-old’s signature. however, in what represents a major statement of intent from liverpool and a big breakthrough for klopp, the central defender has told his suitors and southampton that he favours a move to merseyside.liverpool have yet to agree a fee for van dijk but are willing to meet an asking price that may reach £60m for their main transfer target. they are also prepared to match city’s offer of a contract worth around £2...

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southampton defender virgil van dijk has sparked fresh talk of a summer move to liverpool.the dutchman has been linked with the reds and chelsea ahead of the end of the season.and van dijk was one of the near 6,000 people who 'liked' gini wijnaldum's tweet after the reds' 4-0 win over west ham on sunday, reports the liverpool echo.the reds took a huge step towards booking their place in next season's champions league with an emphatic win over the hammers on their first ever visit to the london stadium at the weekend."huge 3points!! top 4 finish is in our hands! unbelievable support as always #ynwa @lfc" posted liverpool midfielder wijnaldum....

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 liverpool want fabregasliverpool are planning a shock swoop for cesc fabregas, the daily star reports.fabregas is set to find playing time even more difficult to come by as antonio conte prepares to add to his squad over the summer, and the spaniard would prefer to remain in england.jose mourinho has also been credited with an interest in the world cup winner.van dijk in, zouma out at chelseachelsea defender kurt zouma will be loaned out next season to make room for virgil van dijk, the telegraph reports.the article also claims that andreas christensen is part of the blues' defensive plans next term and will not be used as a makeweight in any potential deal for the southampton stopper. zouma, however, will be allowed to leave temporarily to ensure plenty of first-team football following ...

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liverpool face an almighty battle to capture virgil van dijk – with southampton prepared to ask for up to £75million for the player. the saints have reacted angrily to the news van dijk wants a move to anfield having rejected overtures from manchester city, chelsea and, according to reports last night, arsenal.reports on the south coast claim the southampton board have met to discuss their strategy having been accused of too easily selling their best players in recent times, with liverpool alone having snapped up sadio mane, adam lallana, dejan lovren, nathaniel clyne and rickie lambert.southampton would rather there was a bidding war between van dijk's potential suitors, and are looking for a price of between £65m and £75m.they believe the onus is on the player to push the deal throu...

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liverpool have said sorry to southampton over their interest in virgil van dijkjune 7 2017 7:06 pmliverpool say sorry to southampton and abandon pursuit of virgil van dijkindependent.ie liverpool have abandoned their hopes of signing virgil van dijk and apologised to southampton for "any misunderstanding" over their interest. http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/liverpool-say-sorry-to-southampton-and-abandon-pursuit-of-virgil-van-dijk-35800641.htmlhttp://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/article35800640.ece/31a3d/autocrop/h342/panews_p-5634bdc0-9016-47e6-8967-08557d5bddd2_i1.jpgemail liverpool have abandoned their hopes of signing virgil van dijk and apologised to southampton for "any misunderstanding" over their interest. press association sport understands saints had not received any con...

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widespread reports in uk newspaper have suggested klopp have been in regular contact with van dijk in recent months, as the mystery around one of the big stories of the summer deepens.southampton have contacted the football association to express their concerns that liverpool have been in touch with van dijk, even though they have not received any formal offers for a defender who has also been linked with moves to manchester city and chelsea this summer.now the story had taken on a fresh dimension, with klopp thrust into the centre of the controversy amid rumours he met van dijk for transfer talks in blackpool. the reports state that klopp then exchanged a series of text messages with van dijk before rumours emerged this week suggesting the dutch international has decided to join liverpool...

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virgil van dijk is reportedly on the verge of becoming a liverpool player, and it is clear to see why many supporters are overjoyed by the news.various reports on monday claimed the southampton man had chosen anfield as his next destination, despite interest from man city and chelsea.van dijk’s reasoning for choosing liverpool is thought to be down to the appeal of playing under jurgen klopp, which outlines how much pulling power the german has.the potential deal is likely to make the 25-year-old the most expensive defender in history, and it would be a huge signal of intent by the club.admittedly, even a pub player can be made to look like lionel messi on youtube, but the above video by scoutnationhd, certainly shows van dijk’s qualities.whether it be well-timed interceptions, importa...

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