Van Dijk issue ‘strange’ but it ‘might still happen’ – Kamara

Date published: Thursday 27th July 2017 9:59

Pundit Chris Kamara believes that Liverpool “might” still do a deal with Southampton for defender Virgil van Dijk in this transfer window.

The Reds were forced to apologise to the Saints and withdraw their interest following an alleged illegal approach for the centre-back.

A statement at the beginning of June read: “Liverpool Football Club would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton Football Club and player transfers between the two clubs.

“We apologise to the owner, board of directors and fans of Southampton for any misunderstanding regarding Virgil van Dijk.

“We respect Southampton’s position and can confirm we have ended any interest in the player.”

Since then, speculation has continued that a deal for Van Dijk could be on the cards, with new Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino admitting that the Dutchman was training alone after Van Dijk said he wanted to leave.

Jurgen Klopp has struggled to bring in the players he wants with RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita understood to be a target, but Kamara thinks a deal for Van Dijk could still happen this summer.

“As far as Jurgen Klopp’s concerned, he’s probably targeting players and not been able to bring in the players he wanted,” Kamara told the Daily Star.

“Or the price of them is more than he expected to pay.

“The Van Dijk issue earlier on in the window was strange because it looked like he was on his way and then it didn’t happen.

“It might still happen and I’m sure he has targets, but he’s been quiet so far.”

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