Chelsea sit at the top of the Premier League, six points above their nearest rivals Liverpool and the Blues have the best defensive record as well.
Italian boss Antonio Conte lured the likes of Marcos Alonso and David Luiz to reinforce his back line in the summer transfer window and the duo have been fantastic for the Blues this season.
In 19 league games, Chelsea have conceded 13 goals, only 4 in their last 13 PL fixtures. Still, the former Juventus boss is looking to further strengthen his defense this month.
Few days back, we covered a report (via Daily Mail) claiming that the Stamford Bridge club are looking to sign Southampton star Virgil van Dijk.
Now, reports in the media suggest that the Blues have actually moved in with a huge offer of 60 million pounds ($74million) to sign the 25-year-old Dutch center half.
According to Express, Antonio Conte has made Van Dijk his No.1 transfer target and Chelsea have launched the above mentioned offer to battle Man City for his signature in the January window.
The former Celtic star has been in top form for the Saints who would not want to lose their star player in the middle of the season. In 26 games, he has scored 3 goals for Southampton this season. Not to forget, Van Dijk was sent off in the last league game vs the Baggies.
Should Southampton accept Chelsea’s big money offer? If accepted, Van Dijk will become the most expensive defender.
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