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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, November 20: Liverpool face big competition for Van Dijk, Harry Kane commits to Spurs and MORE

Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, November 20, 2017 Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online… Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has revealed he is in regular contact with Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and hopes his fellow Brazilian will “work with us”. (Telefoot) ​Manchester City will compete with Liverpool for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror) Tottenham are preparing to receive a £40million bid from Manchester United for left-back Danny Rose in January. Speculation over Rose’s future was reignited this weekend after he was dropped from the squad to face…

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Rio Ferdinand explains why Virgil van Dijk is the best defender in the Premier League

Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand believes Virgil van Dijk is the standout defender in the Premier League right now. The Southampton defender was at the centre of the one of the most high profile transfer tussles during the summer window – with Liverpool heavily interested in signing the Dutchman – but the 26-year-old ended up staying with the Saints. The ex-Celtic man is now in the process of reintegrating himself into the Southampton first team and, speaking exclusively to Tony Cascarino for talkSPORT, Ferdinand explained why he rates the centre-back…

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino considers handing Virgil van Dijk first start in eight months against Manchester United

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is considering thrusting Virgil van Dijk into his starting line-up in an attempt to shackle free-scoring Manchester United. Holland defender Van Dijk has not started a game for eight months after suffering a serious foot injury in January and then handing in a transfer request during the summer. The 26-year-old made his first-team return as a substitute in the 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace last weekend and could now be called upon on Saturday to help nullify a United side which has hit 16 goals in…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, August 30: Coutinho to seal Barcelona move, Van Dijk still wants Liverpool switch, Chelsea plot triple swoop

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers… According to reports, Barcelona will finally seal a deal to sign the Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool this week, with the transfer fee rising to a potential €160million (£148m). (Yahoo Sports) Chelsea have made a £25million bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley – FULL STORY HERE The Premier League champions are offering £35m for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater and £15m for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente. (Daily Mail) Chelsea rebel Diego Costa is being eyed for Las Palmas on loan until Atletico…

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Virgil van Dijk: Southampton defender 'not for sale', says chairman

Media playback is not supported on this device Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk is “not for sale”, according to club chairman Ralph Krueger. The Netherlands centre-back, 26, handed in a transfer request last week and it is understood he wanted to move to Premier League rivals Liverpool. “Virgil is not for sale this window – it’s not personal,” Krueger said of Van Dijk, who joined from Celtic in 2015. Southampton are also considering a move for Lazio’s Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt for a reported £15m fee. BBC Sport understands the…

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Chelsea in £50million bid to hijack Liverpool's move for wantaway Southampton rebel Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk has put in a transfer request to force a move away from Southampton Monday, August 14, 2017 Chelsea want to hijack Liverpool’s move for Virgil van Dijk with a £50million bid for the Southampton captain. The Holland international handed in a transfer request last week following weeks of speculation about his future. Liverpool had been expected to complete a deal for Van Dijk, but backed off over allegations tapping-up. And Blues boss Antonio Conte now hopes to make his move this week, according to The Mirror. Jurgen Klopp…

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