Virgil Van Dijk

Southampton look at Spurs defender as Van Dijk contingency plan

Not over yet

Virgil van Dijk looked nailed on to join Liverpool at the start of the transfer window, with both player and club wanting the move to happen.

But a dodgy approach saw the move break down as Southampton threatened to take action, forcing the Reds to make an embarrassing public apology.

Although they said their interest in the Dutch defender had ended, it seems to have fully disappeared. But now Liverpool aren’t the only ones keen on van Dijk.

Chelsea, and more recently, Manchester City have both been mentioned as potential suitors for the 26-year-old, who could cost more than £50 million.

Replacement lined up

Southampton have shown great determination to keep one of their best players and maintain that the player is not for sale.

But money talks, and just incase they’re unable to resist a mega offer, they’ve looked into potential replacements.

The Saints are eyeing up Spurs’ fringe player Kevin Wimmer as a possible candidate should van Dijk leave Saint Mary’s.

According to the Mail, Spurs could part ways with the Austrian defender for around £20 million.