Liverpool may now continue their pursuit of defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton as Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino says they may be able to sell the player.
“I don’t know,” Pellegrino said.
“I can’t control the market. You never know, because when we talk about money everybody has got a price. The budget is to sign players and the biggest teams have got money to try to sign players.
“I can’t decide about that. This is a question for our owners.”
Van Dijk has been valued in the region of £70 million by the club and Pellegrino’s quote indicate the near departure of the player and their change of stance when the club rejected any approaches for the Dutch international.
Liverpool was not able to take Van Dijk during the summer and some feel that this was a major blow for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
If Southampton really did soften their stance in the sale of Van Dijk then the Reds should at least try to bid this mid-season.