It appears that Virgil van Dijk is on his way out of Southampton after telling the club that he wants to leave.

The central defender has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, but that move seemed to brake down when the Anfield club released a statement saying they had ended their interest.

However, Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino has now told BBC Radio Solent, that the Dutch international has told them he want’s to leave and that he is now training alone.

Pellegrino said, “When I was talking with him, the boy said that he is not available to play because he wants to leave.

“I need to work with a player that works at 100% to defend Southampton.

“This is the decision. I had to say: ‘OK, if you don’t want to be involved because you don’t feel OK, you have to train alone until this period of time.

“We need the player, but 100% – this is the question.

“I hope that Virgil can review his feelings, because you know that today players are big business – not just the player but behind him there is a lot of interest.

“I want to help the squad, I want to help Virgil but we need a player, I repeat, involved in every training session, involved not just with the body but with the mind on the pitch with the rest of the players.”

This news may bring back the rumours of a move to Liverpool, while Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City were previously linked.




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