Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has told PA Sport that Virgil van Dijk is "not for sale in this window" as keeping the defender is "the statement we need to make."
Van Dijk, 26, has been training away from the main group at Southampton after handing in a transfer request amid links to Liverpool and Chelsea, but Krueger is adamant the Netherlands international will not be allowed to depart.
"Virgil is not for sale in this window and it's not personal,'' he said, just days after the Gao family...
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TOP STORY: Blues poised to wrap up Van Dijk move
After being rocked at home by Burnley on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season, Chelsea will spring into rapid action to reinforce their defence, according to the Mirror.
And you might not be entirely surprised to learn that the player likely to be on his way to Stamford...