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​Southampton announce van Dijk to miss EFL Cup final

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk will miss the EFL Cup final against Manchester United because of an injury.

Saints boss Claude Puel says he expects the Dutchman to be out for about two to three months.

The 25-year-old injured his ankle in Southampton's 3-0 victory over Leicester City on 22 January.

Puel said: "We have been unlucky for Virgil because he has been important for the team but we will find a solution. He will be out for two-three months but I don't know for sure. It does not mean he has played his last game for Southampton - that's only speculation".

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