REPORTS CLAIM ANTONIO CONTE BELIEVED CHELSEA HAD SIGNED VIRGIL VAN DIJK BEFORE HE WENT ON HOLIDAY

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Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the second half of last season and Conte expected the defender to be Chelsea’s first signing of the season according to reports.

A report on The Telegraph claim Antonio Conte left for holiday believing Chelsea had agreed a deal to sign Van Dijk, only to find out Liverpool had muscled in.

Liverpool’s pursuit of the defender has since collapsed after Southampton reported Liverpool to the FA for tapping their defender.

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