Everton’s $57.8 million club-record move for Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson is almost complete. Toffees boss Ronald Koeman was speaking to the media ahead of the first leg of their UEFA Europa League playoff against Hajduk Split on Thursday, and he confirmed Sigurdsson has undergone a medical at their Finch Farm training ground without any hiccups.
Virgil van Dijk is not for sale and will be welcomed back into the Southampton squad when he accepts this state of affairs, according the Premier League club's chairman Ralph Krueger. Netherlands centre-back Van Dijk is pushing for a move away from St Mary's Stadium, having handed in a transfer request last week. Liverpool have already been the beneficiaries of signing prime Southampton talent during previous transfer windows, with Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Sadio Mane all key members of Jurgen Klopp's squad.
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