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Liverpool target Van Dijk had deals with 'Chelsea or Arsenal'

Respected pundit Gabriele Marcotti says Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk had deals in place to leave St Mary's this summer.

On Twitter, a fan said: "I lost count of how many people said VVD would be joining Liverpool… or Chelsea… or Arsenal…"

And Marcotti replied: "He had a deal in place with two of those clubs… but sometimes stuff happens, as you saw…"

Marcotti then clarified how that was the case, adding: "[Again, with this?] Clubs go to agents direct all the time. And, in this specific case, as u know from LFC's statement, that's what happened.

"[Sure.] Doesn't change the fact that VVD reached deals with other clubs. And when that happens, players tend to move, no?"

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