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According to reports, Arsenal are emerging as shock contenders to seal the January transfer of £70million-evaluated Southampton star Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool and Manchester City are keen on the Netherlands international defender, however, the Times additionally say Arsenal as considering a move that would break their transfer record for the second time this season.
The Gunners could do with greater quality at the back after some unconvincing late outing, with German defender Shkodran Mustafi looking guilty in the recent defeat to league rivals Manchester United, while there’s little in the method for reinforcement.
Per Mertesacker will resign from playing at the end of the current season, and any of Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal aren’t getting any more youthful either.
Van Dijk, in the interim, has been one of the top focus maneuvers in the Premier League as of late and plainly has a lot of admirers.
Arsenal’s present transfer record is believed to be at around £46.5million, the transfer fee BBC Sport report they paid Lyon to sign Alexandre Lacazette during the summer.
The France international striker hasn’t precisely got off to a flying start at the Emirates, yet with the transfer market being what it is, this is the sort of cash required for this level of player now.
Arsenal shouldn’t be excessively wary about paying up for Van Dijk, who appears as though he’d be an unmistakable overhaul on what they’ve at present got in that position.