Arsenal join chase for Virgil van Dijk

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Van Dijk has been reintegrated back into the Southampton side, making 12 Premier League appearances this season.

Van Dijk to Liverpool was one that dominated the backpages for much of the off-season but the transfer collapsed after the Reds were found to have made an illegal approach for the Netherlands defender.

The Saints still maintain the stance that van Dijk is not for sale, but those interested believe they would have listen if bids went above £50million.

Premier League giants Arsenal are hot on the trail of Southampton hotshot Virgil van Dijk, according to The Times.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino axed Virgil van Dijk on Saturday - then opened the door for the Dutchman to leave next month.

However, Arsenal are now also said to be considering a move to sign the Netherlands worldwide, with Manchester City also monitoring the situation.

"II can have my opinion and this I have give to the technical director, to the chairman, my opinion".

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"I'm not the owner of the player". After that, the board can decide what is best for the team.

"I will repeat that I can't control the market right now". I can't control this.

Now, it seems that Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino will not rule out a departure for the player, who has also attracted the interest of Pep Guardiola, and thinks that while he wants to keep his best players, sometimes it's not possible.

Van Dijk joined Southampton from Celtic in September 2015.

The suggestion that Liverpool will not enter the bidding for Van Dijk could be a bargaining position from the Anfield club, but it appears they now have strong competition for the signature of the in-demand centre-back.