Report: West Brom hoping to sign Celtic star Virgil van Dijk

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West Bromwich Albion are said to be hoping to make a number of additions in January, with Celtic's Virgil van Dijk near the top of their wish list.

West Bromwich Albion are plotting an ambitious swoop for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Van Dijk has been linked with some of the biggest clubs in England, with Arsenal and Manchester United both previously said to be interested, but the Baggies may be hoping to move quickly to snap the Dutchman up. 

The 23-year-old has impressed at the heart of the Bhoys defence, with his combative style and technical ability earning a number of admirers, and Albion scouts were in attendance at the Scottish giants' last match against Kilmarnock to get a closer look at him.

Celtic are understood to be desperate to keep van Dijk, but a bid of around £8 million may force them to sell. 

After appointing Tony Pulis, WBA are said to have around £10 million to spend and this would be a major commitment if they were to sign him. 

The Baggies are determined to bring in quality in the January transfer window to strengthen their survival bid and the addition of van Dijk would certainly be a statement of their intent. 

West Brom are also said to be looking at Stoke City duo Roberto Huth and Marc Wilson, with Pulis having worked with the pair during his time at the Britannia Stadium. 

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