Liverpool end Van Dijk interest

Rufina Vignone
Giugno 13, 2017

As a result, Liverpool have tonight released a statement apologising for "any misunderstanding" and declaring that their interest in Van Dijk is at an end.

It was claimed that Liverpool had contacted the player directly without having agreed a deal with his current employers.

"With numerous stories also containing the line that the reason for van Dijk's desire to join Liverpool was because of Jurgen Klopp's involvement in his recruitment, Saints believe it constitutes an illegal approach", he continued.

This withdrawal was communicated after Southampton FC threatened to file an official complaint the Premier League accusing Liverpool of illegally approaching the defender.

The Saints are reportedly not going to let him go on the cheap, as Manchester City and Chelsea are interested despite the £50 million price tag van Djik carries.

Dutch worldwide defender Virgil van Dijk could become the world's most expensive defender and join English Premier League giant Liverpool from rival Southampton, according to British media reports.

The speculation suggested that Liverpool had beaten Chelsea and Manchester City to the signing of the highly-rated 25-year-old centre-half.

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But has shown enough quality that Liverpool are willing to break the bank for the defender as they get ready for a return to the UEFA Champions League.

But after selling key players such as Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Sadio Mane to the Reds in recent seasons Saints were in no mood to do further business.

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