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Virgil van Dijk remains optimistic of joining Liverpool before the transfer window shuts.
The Southampton defender is desperate to leave Saints and is not short of offers.
But Mauricio Pellegrino’s side are adamant he won’t be sold before Thursday’s 11pm deadline despite him being exiled from the Argentine’s training regime.
Liverpool remain long-term admirers of Van Dijk and are thought to be prepared to smash their club-record transfer fee to sign him.
And according to the Independent, Van Dijk believes he still has a chance of joining Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
However, Southampton are refusing to do business with the Reds after the Merseyside outfit were accused of making an illegal approach to sign him earlier in the transfer window.
With Liverpool and Southampton’s negotiations reaching a standstill, Arsenal and Chelsea are keen to take advantage.