A report in The Sun claims that Virgil van Dijk will join Chelsea next month.
The Southampton defender will be one of the most in demand figures in the game when the transfer window opens next month.
Just over a year after leaving Celtic van Dijk virtually has his own choice of the biggest clubs in England to move to.
With a dearth of quality central defenders around Southampton will cash in with at least £40m heading to St Mary’s after the John Stones transfer to Manchester City changed the rule book for defenders.
Manchester City and Manchester United are always competing with each other for players while on Merseyside Ronald Koeman is itching to bring in quality to Goodison and knows all about van Dijk from last season at Southampton.
Liverpool have regularly been signing up players from Southampton in recent years but according to The Sun report in conjunction with Football Whispers van Dijk is heading to west London to play a part in Antonio Conte’s title charge.
Chelsea are able to match any cash offer put to van Dijk, in football terms it would seem to be a no brainer to hook up with the pace setters who are currently enjoying a ten match winning run.