According to The Times, Liverpool are interested in signing the former Celtic star, with defending Premier League champions Chelsea also credited with an interest.
Chelsea are ready to offer Southampton as much as £50 million in order to secure the services of the defender, according to The Times.
“Liverpool publicly withdrew their interest in Van Dijk after Southampton’s tapping-up threat but could return with a formal bid before the end of the transfer window,” states the report in The Times.
It has also been reported that the 26-year-old centre-back has been training on his own after informing Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino that he wants to leave St. Mary’s Stadium.
The former England international attacking midfielder, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has pointed out a similar situation with Morgan Schneiderlin back in the summer of 2014.
Back in the summer of 2014, Schneiderlin was linked with moves to Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, according to The Express.
The France international midfielder himself told The Express in October 2014 that he wanted to leave and had held a meeting with the Saints.
The 27-year-old remained at Southampton for the 2014-15 season and played well before leaving Manchester United in the summer of 2015.
The Frenchman switched to Merseyside outfit Everton in January 2017 for an initial transfer fee of £20 million and £24m in add-ons, according to The Guardian.
@mattletiss7 just been talking to a season ticket holder and do we really want vvd to stay if he doesn't want to?— Stephen Rule (@steve_rule) 3 August 2017
The season morgan kicked up a fuss pre season he stayed and was excellent https://t.co/GvUqeFETA6— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) 3 August 2017
That suggests somebody has for VVD? https://t.co/4lhQ6wV5pY— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) 3 August 2017
The difference between Morgan & vvd is I don't think anyone bid for Morgan.— Jamie Hall (@albertsaints) 3 August 2017