With the season officially finished with a scintillating Champions League final, the transfer band wagon is already in full flow with reports of who all the top teams are targeting and for how much flying around the Internet and Newspapers.
One of the latest is Liverpool’s interest in Southampton’s Dutch International Defender Virgil van Dijk. The BBC are reporting that the 25-year-old who has 12 caps for the Netherlands, is himself interested in a move North with Liverpool being his desired destination over this year’s Premier League Champions Chelsea and Manchester city.
Although the Liverpool camp refused to comment, but reds boss Jurgen Klopp is known to be a fan of the Dutch defender and strengthening his back four is one of his top priorities ahead of Liverpool’s return to Champions League football next season, however one stumbling block could be the 50 million plus price tag Southampton have placed on their ‘wanted’ man, who only cost £13 million when he moved to the south coast from Celtic in September 2015.
In addition, it is also believed that as part of that deal, Celtic hold a 10% sell on clause should Southampton look to profit on any future sale of Van Dijk.
This would possible add complication to any negotiations between Liverpool and Southampton.