Madrid keen on £100 million Van Dijk as Liverpool open talks with defender

Real Madrid are keen to tempt Liverpool into selling their star defender Virgil van Dijk as his contract talks continue

After months of speculation Liverpool managed to win the race to the signature of Van Dijk just over 12 months ago to make the Dutchman the worlds most expensive defender when he officially signed for the Reds, and since then he has become arguably the best centre-half in world football.

His performances and leadership at the back for Liverpool have made the Reds one of the best defensive sides in Europe, and has also made them a force to be reckoned with as they became Champions League winners last season.

Recent reports in the media suggested that Real Madrid would try and tempt Liverpool into selling the Dutchman with an offer of over £100 million, as they try and improve on certain areas of the pitch.

But despite the Reds stating on a number of occasions that Van Dijk is going nowhere, Calciomercato say Madrid are keen to make a move for the Dutchman and may decide to make a move in the coming transfer window.

However, Liverpool are in talks with Van Dijk’s agent and have offered around £10m-a-year, hoping that anew deal will end all speculation on the future of the big Dutchman.

There is no doubt that Van Dijk is making all the right sorts of headlines, and it would be obvious to see big clubs cast an eye. But he has become a real fans favourite at Anfield and has shown no desire to leave anytime soon, so unless there is a massive offer that Klopp cannot refuse, then Liverpool fans should not worry about losing the Dutchman in the next few windows.

Liverpool can certainly dream of more titles with this guy at the back and Madrid can dream about getting him, as Liverpool will fight tooth and nail to keep hold of their big man.

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