Everton fans react on Twitter to rumours linking them with Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk

Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk arrives for training

Everton reportedly want to make a £40 million move for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk in January.

Everton fans are desperate for the rumours linking them with Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk to be true.

Everton have been tipped to be making a sizeable bid for Van Dijk in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.

Southampton's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring their first goal

Ronald Koeman wants to strengthen his backline, as the only defensive addition he made in the summer was to bring Ashley Williams in from Swansea City.

It is said that the Dutch boss wants a reunion with Van Dijk at Goodison Park, after watching the towering defender put in a series of impressive performances this season.

Everton fans are certainly enthused by the rumours, and feel that he would be an upgrade on their current options.

Phil Jagielka has struggled in Everton’s defence this season, and most Toffees fans appear to believe a move for Van Dijk would be brilliant.

Everton are expected to invest in the January transfer window, as Koeman looks to make improvements to his first-team squad.

Everton are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table, while Southampton are in 10th spot.

Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk arrives for training

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