Belfast Telegraph

Reports: Van Dijk wants Liverpool move as he jets off on Southampton pre-season trip

Virgil Van Dijk has flown out to Austria for Southampton's pre-season training, but reports suggest he is deciding whether or not to agitate for a move to Liverpool.

The centre-back has been included in Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino's 28 man panel for the training camp and has been pictured boarding the plane.

That comes just a day after reports surfaced in the Mirror that Van Dijk has made it clear he wants to move to Anfield to play top level European football under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool, of course, issued a public apology earlier this summer after Southampton complained to the Premier League over the Reds' pursuit of their key man.

Van Dijk, 26, joined the Saints from Celtic in 2015 for a reported £11.5m. Southampton would multiply that sum if they were to part company with the Dutch international this summer.

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