Man City vs Liverpool
According to Goal.com on Thursday, Manchester City are looking to upset Liverpool in the transfer market this January.
Man City thrashed Liverpool 5-0 earlier in the season.
And now the Sky Blues may annoy Liverpool fans even further by making a move for Southampton centre-half Virgil Van Dijk.
Van Dijk, of course, was chased by Liverpool throughout the summer. The Reds even had to issue an apology to Southampton for tapping up their Dutch international defender.
Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk
Van Dijk, after missing the first few weeks of the season, has since been reintegrated into the Saints setup. But for how much longer?
It’s now claimed that Man City are fully focused on defensive recruits in the next window and VVD is a top target:
Manchester City are ready to reignite their interest in Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, Goal has learned.
The Premier League leaders are also considering a move for Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez, and are hopeful of signing one of the two during the winter transfer window.
Pep Guardiola has convinced sporting director Txiki Begiristain and CEO Ferran Soriano that defensive reinforcements are required if the Blues are to continue fighting on all fronts for the rest of the season.
It’s unclear how much Man City would have to pay Southampton to get a deal for Van Dijk done.
Back in the summer reports claimed VVD would cost around 70 million pounds.
Man City vs Tottenham
Man City set a new Premier League record on Wednesday night beating Swansea 4-0.
The Sky Blues have become the first team to win 15 straight matches in the EPL.
Will Guardiola’s side extend that run to 16 games on Saturday when Tottenham visit the Etihad Stadium?
Spurs are back on the winning track having won their last three matches in a row in all competitions.