Mauricio Pellegrino admits he 'can't control' Virgil van Dijk's Southampton future

Antonio Conte

Speaking after the game at Stamford Bridge, Pellegrino said Southampton's owners will make a decision on whether Van Dijk will still be at the club when the January transfer window shuts.

Chelsea were one of the clubs, along with Liverpool and Arsenal, who were interested in signing £70 million-rated Van Dijk during the summer, while Manchester City are known to want central defensive cover in the next transfer window.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly "considering" a world-record move for Southampton centre-back, Virgil Van Dijk (via The Metro). "I understand this but their behaviour has to be committed 100 per cent". It always depends how they are, how the energy they've got in every training session.

Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk is apparently the name at the top of Wenger's list with the Frenchman weighing up the possibility of making a move for the Dutchman.

"I think this will happen but I think it's probably going to happen in the summer", Burley said.




"Also the market offers not much but we will be ready".

"I can't control the market", said Pellegrino.

'I can have my opinion and I have to give that to the technical director, to the chairman.

"After, the board can decide all together which is the best for the team".

Now, it seems that Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino will not rule out a departure for the player, who has also attracted the interest of Pep Guardiola, and thinks that while he wants to keep his best players, sometimes it's not possible. "The club was clear in the beginning and I have the same opinion".

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