Photo: Virgil van Dijk returns to Lennoxtown for pre-season training

The Celtic defender looked pensive in pre-season practice.

Virgil van Dijk has been the talk of the town this summer, with the centre-back not only heavily linked with a Celtic exit but with the man himself even admitting he would like a new challenge.

Not only that but the Dutchman also revealed he has in the past been left hurt by the Bhoys not allowing him to leave Parkhead.

Indeed, defender Van Dijk has been tipped to leave Celtic all summer, with the Scottish Sun most recently linking him with an £8 million move to newly promoted Premier League side Norwich City.

And the 23-year-old sparked further speculation about his next career move several weeks ago when he opened up about his future with the Scottish champions.

But here Van Dijk was in pre-season training with the Bhoys. Could he be set to stay with Celtic at least until their Champions League qualifiers are done?

The Dutchman looked pensive as he returned to Lennoxtown to get his fitness and sharpness back along with the rest of Ronny Deila's squad. Let's see exactly what happens with the Van Dijk saga in the coming weeks...

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