Premier League transfer rumours: Bale and Ozil to United, Sanchez to City and more, December 24th 2017
We all know that time stops for nobody as the clock keeps ticking and things keep happening. In the football fraternity, the rumour mill keeps spinning and generating stories that are often polarising, to say the least.
Every day, millions of transfer stories come up that sometimes make the fans dream and hope. However, more often than not, they are only just false dawns. My job here in this column is to bring to you the hottest rumours of the day—whether or not you wish to dream is up to you—and here are some of the rumours surrounding the Premier League.
Oh, and the main focus is on the less famous clubs.
#5 The van Dijk saga
One could actually make a movie on the saga surrounding Virgil van Dijk. The Saints defender wasn’t allowed to leave the club in the summer as Liverpool were vehemently behind the player, but the club may have just changed their minds apparently.
The manager of the club, Mauricio Pellegrino, has admitted that there will be tons of reports after leaving the defender out of the squad for their game against Huddersfield and has taken full responsibility for choosing the final XI.
"Virgil, we know there will be a lot of speculation about him he's important player but I can't say anything right now.
"I decided that was best for this moment. This is the reason. I am responsible for picking 11 players, and I intend to pick the best for the team.”
And now, The Independent.ie believe that the Saints are opening to sell him for a fee close to £70 million with the trio of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea interested.