Liverpool must sign a rock solid central defender this summer to solve their defensive concerns before the start of the next season.
The Reds have been chasing the signature of Southampton star Virgil van Dijk for a long time and even after making a public apology to the Saints for tapping up the defender earlier this month, they remain keen on hiring his services.
Reports in Italy have recently suggested (via Sky Italia and Gianluca Di Marzio) that Chelsea are closing in to sign the former Celtic star.
Last night, even Daily Mail suggested that Chelsea are expected to make a huge offer, however, the British source also claimed that the Anfield club still want the Dutch defender, who is actually keen on signing for Liverpool and not for the Blues.
Earlier today, Express exclusively revealed that the Saints have now increased their valuation and want a mammoth fee of 70 million pounds ($89million) for their prized asset.
Van Dijk performed brilliantly under the management of Claude Puel in the last campaign but his season ended early with a foot injury in January.
By now, it is quite evident that Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Virgil to strengthen his back line but should he really splash 70 million pounds to secure his signature?
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