While both the aforementioned teams have been in the running for the defender for a very long time, the huge asking price of £70million was believed to be a massive turn off for Van Dijk's suitors.
It now appears that City and Chelsea are leading the chase for Van Dijk, with Liverpool keen to distance themselves from a fresh move for Van Dijk after their unsolicited approaches for the player last summer forced the Anfield club to issue an apology to Southampton in a bid to avoid FA sanctions.
Van Dijk is one of the most wanted defenders in the Premier League now as a host of top teams from within England and across Europe are chasing the Dutchman.
After the carousel over the player's future at the club in the summer, the same transfer funfair looks to be returning to town in January, as Van Dijk heads towards the Southampton exit.
"I can't control the market", said Pellegrino after his side's 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.Читайте также: He Hate Me, Again: Is Vince McMahon reviving the XFL?
"We have got a lot of players in our club that the other clubs wants to buy or on loan". After the board can decide altogether which is the best for the team.
"I can't control the market", said Pellegrino. He had a bad (knee) injury, but I think he recovered very well.
City manager Pep Guardiola is also interested in Van Dijk as he wants to strengthen his defence, while Arsenal and Chelsea are also reported to be keeping tabs on the Netherlands global. "I wish him the best".
Pellegrino insists he will make every effort to keep the club's "best player" when the January transfer window opens in the New Year.
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