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Van Dijk can get even better after dream start – Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk will get even better after he scored the winning goal against Everton in a “fairytale” Merseyside derby debut.

Van Dijk headed home six minutes from full-time to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory in their FA Cup third-round tie with the Toffees after Gylfi Sigurdsson had cancelled out James Milner’s opener from the penalty spot.

Liverpool land Van Dijk in world record deal for defender

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London (AFP) – Liverpool signed Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk on Wednesday for a reported £75 million ($100 million, 84 million euros) in a deal that makes him the world’s most expensive defender.

Van Dijk has been linked with a move to Liverpool for several months and the Anfield club were forced to issue an apology after an alleged illegal approach for the Netherlands international earlier this year.

Liverpool land Van Dijk in world record deal for defender

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London (AFP) – Liverpool signed Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk on Wednesday for a reported £75 million ($100 million, 84 million euros) in a deal that makes him the world’s most expensive defender.

Van Dijk has been linked with a move to Liverpool for several months and the Anfield club were forced to issue an apology after an alleged illegal approach for the Netherlands international earlier this year.

Saints rule out Van Dijk sale

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London (AFP) – Southampton have warned clubs interested in Virgil van Dijk that the Netherlands defender is not for sale at any price.

Van Dijk saw a potential move to Liverpool fall through earlier in the close-season after the Reds were forced to apologise for their pursuit of the centre-back after Saints complained to the Premier League.

Liverpool apologise to Saints and drop Van Dijk interest

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk will not play for Liverpool next season after the Premier League giants apologised to Southampton on Wednesday and said the matter had ended their interest in him.

Liverpool’s announcement came in the wake of media reports they were prepared to pay £60million (69m euros, $77m) for Van Dijk, easily breaking their record outlay for a player.

Liverpool apologise to Saints and drop Van Dijk interest

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London (AFP) – Dutch international defender Virgil van Dijk will not play for Liverpool next season after the Premier League giants apologised to Southampton on Wednesday and said the matter had ended their interest in him.

Liverpool’s announcement came in the wake of media reports they were prepared to pay £60million (69m euros, $77m) for Van Dijk, easily breaking their record outlay for a player.

Arsenal

Will Southampton use Van Dijk bonanza to take Walcott home?

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Theo Walcott may have scored 20 goals for Arsenal last season, but in this campaign he can't buy a League game from Arsene Wenger and the rumours are that the 28 year old is desperate to move in January to seek first team football to try and get a good enough run to impress the [...]

Poll: Which defensive target should Arsenal pursue this month?

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Arsenal are currently being linked with a number of players, but our defence is one area where we are most in need of strengthening in my opinion. Other journalists either seem to believe that a central defender is key to our campaign, or are hearing that our club is predominantly looking to bring in one, [.

Should Arsenal go for Van Dijk whatever the cost?

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Arsenal seriously need a defensive shake up very soon. With Mustafi out injured since the Man United debacle, Wenger had stuck with his ageing defence of Koscielny, Mertesacker and Monreal for the next Premier League game against Southampton. The combined age of those defenders is 96 years, and they are not getting any younger as [.

Arsenal preparing to battle for £60M Chelsea target

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It is reported that Arsenal will return to try and prise Virgil Van Dijk away from Southampton within 12 months. The Dutch defender was eager to force away from St Mary's Stadium this summer, handing in a transfer request in the close-season, before Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology over their pursuit.

Arsenal to use Walcott interest to beat Chelsea to defensive target?

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JournalistEmanuele Giulianelli has claimed that Arsenal could be set to win the race to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton, due to their interest in Theo Walcott. The defender has handed in a transfer request this summer, and has so far been excluded from the first-team squad. Liverpool had been his preferred destination, but the [.

Did Arsenal agree a deal with Chelsea target this summer?

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Italian journalist Gabrielle Marcotti claims that Virgil Van Dijk agreed deals with two of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. The respected paparazzo has given his insight into the summer-long transfer saga involving Southampton's key defender, claiming that deals were in place for him to move, but clubs were unable to manufacture a move.

‘Any late bid will be rejected’ for Arsenal target Van Dijk?

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Sky Sports reporter Jane Dougall has been told that Southampton will not be entertaining any bids for Virgil Van Dijk this summer, despite interest from Arsenal and other big clubs. The Dutch defender is believed to be on the radar of Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool for much of the summer, which led to [.

Is Wenger really looking to replace Arsenal’s Mustafi?

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Arsene Wenger could not rule out an exit for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi this summer. The German international joined the club from Valencia last summer in a reported£35 Million move, and endured a rocky opening campaign at the Emirates. Mustafi did enjoy his time better as the season ran on, and impressed as part of [.

Come on Arsenal! Show ambition by signing Van Dijk

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Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi is being targeted by a number of clubs for a move this summer, and I for one think he should go. The German international struggled in his opening season with us, but no doubt holds ability, and despite expecting him to enjoy a better year with the club, I think we should [.

Which seven Arsenal players are holding Arsenal back?

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has told Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger that he needs to rid his side of up to seven weak squad members, while bringing in three big signings. The Frenchman is believed to have been tasked with a fast and effective transfer window, with the board said to have been unhappy with [.

Campbell tells Arsenal boss which signings are needed

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Sol Campbell has revealed who he believes could help Arsenal challenge for the title next season, in the belief that a top defender and top attacker need to be prioritised. Our side has a hugely important weekend ahead, with a place in the top-four up for grabs for two of us, Man City and Liverpool. [.

Arsenal injury update with Koscielny and Xhaka set for tests

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Arsenal could be without Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny for their trip to take on Southampton tomorrow. The Gunners need a strong finish to the season to have any hopes of climbing their way back inside the top-four, and in-turn qualify for next term's Champions League competition, and face a tough task away to the [.

Arsenal rehaul needed, but where to start this summer?

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Arsenal have endured a painful season this year, and while we can still save ourselves with a top four finish and the FA Cup, we have to be looking at major changes this summer. CrownBethave us as outsiders at13/10 (2.3) to win the FA Cup (13/5 (3.6) to win inside 90 minutes),and we are currently [.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Van Dijk, Dembele, Benzema, Kosc exit?

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Arsenal'scampaign took a harsh blowon Sunday when losing to neighbours Tottenham, so we thought we'd distract ourselves by looking at possible incomings instead... The Gunners are expected to have a busy summer, whether Arsene Wenger decides to extend his stay in North-London or not, and rumour has it the work has already begun.

Former Arsenal star believes back-three short-term fix?

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Sol Campbell hasclaimed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will revert back to his favoured four at the back, with a solid addition or two. The Gunners recently reverted to the newly fashionable 3-4-2-1 formation, currently sported by Chelsea and Spurs who occupy the top two spots in the division, as well as being tried out [.

Do Arsenal need to prioritise beating Chelsea to defensive signing?

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Arsenal are being linked with a move to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton this summer. The centre-back is on Chelsea's radar after a thoroughly impressive time with the Saints, and is believed to be viewed as the idealtype of defender for playing with three at the back. The Gunners appear to be appear to [.

Should Arsenal go for ‘best centre-half in Europe’?

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There have been thousands of calls from Arsenal fans to secure a top holding midfielder and a marquee style super-striker this summer, but after the interest in Benedikt Howedes it seems probable that Wenger is also looking for a top class centre-back. If so, then surely he should be looking at a player described as [.

Arsenal interest in Dutch defender CONFIRMED

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No Gooner believes EVERY Arsenal transfer rumour that appears in the papers so it is welcome when someone connected to the selling club tells us that the Gunners really are interested in one of our rumoured targets. I just wish it was a much stronger player, but then who knows how anyone will perform until [.

Dutchman trying HARD to help Wenger’s Arsenal transfer problems

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Arsenal fans are used to seeing the club linked with lots of different players in different positions, especially in the run up to and during a transfer window. But Arsene Wenger;s words this week suggested that all these Arsenal transfer rumours are not just guesswork, at least not all of them. As our Just Arsenal [.

Van Dijk admits desire to play for Arsenal

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Arsenal have been linked with the Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk since the end of the summer transfer window and it looked odds on that he would be moving to the Emirates in January, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is playing it cool so far. It has been rumoured that Celtic are holding out [...]

Should Arsenal just pay the £8million for Celtic’s Van Dijk?

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Last summer it was variously reported that Arsenal had made a last-minute bid to sign Celtic's talented Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk only to be rejected by the Scottish Champions because they had no time to bring in an adequate replacement. I must admit I was of the opinion that the Gunners would be going [.

Arsenal told to FORGET about defender transfer target!

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There have already been many centre backs linked with a potential move to the Emirates in the January transfer window. One of the players that seems to be one of the favourites, at least according to a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours, is the young Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk. But the Celtic star's [.

Arsenal warned transfer target will cost BIG money

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I really hope that Arsene Wenger's comments the other day about how hard it was to find good quality players available in the January transfer window, at the same time as praising the Arsenal left back Nacho Monreal on his ability to cover at the centre of defence does not mean that us fans are [...]

There IS more but £20m is what Arsenal WILL spend in January

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I must admit to being a wee bit miffed when I saw that Arsenal Football Club, with all the mega millions sitting in the bank, and after the likes of Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis keep suggesting that they are ambitious and ready to back the manager in the transfer market. It seems that the [...]

Arsenal’s new Centre-back? Smalling, Shar, Vlaar or van Dijk?

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There may still be 7 weeks until the transfer window opens, but after Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal needed another defender in January the transfer rumours are usually about (possibly) available centre-backs. The latest one to be linked is Man United's Chris Smalling according to the Mirror. They claim that now Adrien Rabiot has signed [.

Arsenal “desperate” to sign experienced international defender in January

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There is doubt that Arsenal need some serious backup in defence in January, and Arsene Wenger has already admitted as much at the annual AGM as our usual lengthy injury list has decimated the squad. We all know that Wenger is not keen on spending money in the winter transfer window so the news that [.

Is this Dutchman Arsenal’s new defender in January

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Every Arsenal fan was left bamboozled this summer when Arsene Wenger allowed Thomas Vermaelen to leave (and Carl Jenkinson to go out on loan) but failed to bring in adequate replacements. The Frenchman admitted that he had made a mistake when he told fans at the annual AGM: ‘I agree we could have bought one [.

Will Virgil transfer be F.A.B for Arsenal?

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It was good for Arsenal fans to hear Arsene Wenger state this week that he knew that the Gunners are short on the defensive side of the squad and declare that he expects to be able to solve the situation in the January transfer window. Hopefully the defensive crisis will not be as bad by [...]

£10m Celtic star to complete Arsenal defence?

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If the Arsenal transfer rumours of this week are to be trusted, the Gunners were beaten to one of our main defensive transfer targets by the Italian Serie A club Roma. The player in question was the Greece international centre back Kostas Manolas and then we were linked with his international colleague Sokratis.

English Premier League

Thursday Kickoff: Chicharito set for West Ham, Juventus confirm De Sciglio, and more

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Long-rumored, and long-awaited, star Mexican forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is set for his Premier League return.

The 29-year-old Chicharito is set to jump back to the Premier League from Bayern Leverkusen, joining West Ham on a€16-18 million transfer. (REPORT)

Juventus confirmed the capture of Italian international fullback Mattia De Sciglio from Serie A rivals AC Milan.

Chelsea to offer £50m for Premier League defender including one of our brightest prospects?

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According to rumours in the press, Chelsea have moved closer to the signing of £50m Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton by offering Andreas Christensen as part of the deal.

Now let me start by saying to bid and possibly buy a defender for £50m is quite simply ridiculous.

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Liverpool Break Bank To Buy Virgil van Dijk

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Liverpool have smashed the world record transfer fee for a defender by finally completing the £75million signing of Virgil Van Dijk.

He will officially become a Liverpool player on January 1. Van Dijk underwent a medical on the South Coast on Wednesday, with Southampton's consent, after the two clubs agreed a fee.

Who are the BIG money Arsenal transfers Wenger has planned?

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Arsene Wenger has painted himself into the corner with the Arsenal fans in the build up to the January transfer window. The manager has already spoken a few times this season about the nedd to strengthen the Arsenal squad, especially in the area of defence, so there is no way that the Frenchman will get [.

Van Dijk Hits Ground Running

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It took him long enough to get here but now he is Sergio Van Dijk seems to be loving the football in Indonesia.

He has played 6 games for Persib, starting five of them, and found the net six times alongside his new strike partner Kenji Adichihara.

He is now in training with the national team ahead of the Saudi Arabia next weekend when he will be hoping to continue his fine start to life in Indonesia