Chelsea have been linked with a move for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk as Chelsea boss Antonio Conte seeks to strengthen Chelsea for next season.
Chelsea’s hopes of landing Van Dijk have been given a big boost after Southampton assistant manager Eric Black hinted at the possible departure of Van Dijk this summer.
“We’d love to see Virgil van Dijk stay. He’s obviously the one everyone has been talking about [leaving],” Black told Talksport.
“It would be wonderful [if he stayed], and would be a big step forward for Southampton if we could keep him.
“But he’s one of the best centre-backs in the world, so he may well have options.”