Liverpool in real danger of losing £70m rated target to Euro giants

Italian giants Juventus are planning a January move for Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool have failed to sign the plater last summer as Southampton stood firm over their ‘not for sale’ stance.

The player remains keen on a move away from St Mary’s, with a number of big clubs lining up for his signature.

The Old Lady are set to make an offer for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

Juventus are continuing to search for a player to fill the void left behind by Leonardo Bonucci’s move to Serie A rivals AC Milan.

The Italians are set to enquire ahead of January whether the player will be available during the winter window.

They are expected to be joined by Premier League trio Chelsea Manchester City and Liverpool in asking about the central-defenders availability.

The Meyerside club remain firmly interested in signing the Dutchman.

Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bolster his defensive options, which continues to be an issue as shown in their second-half capitulation in Seville.

Despite being unsuccessful last summer, the Reds will keep up their pursuit but now face serious competition.

The player was part of a Southampton side which was humiliated at Anfield, as Liverpool hit three past the visitors.

The Saints currently have a player who does not want to play for them and who shows it on the pitch.

van Dijk has been yet to show the level of performance which saw him attract many of Europe’s elite.

Last summer, he submitted a transfer request, with the transfer saga forcing him to miss the start of the season.

The player has made seven appearances for Southampton, missing the club’s first four league games.

It is understood that the player will eventually depart the South coast, with January being a possibility.