Liverpool remain in the hunt to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

Chelsea are expected to make a £60million offer for the Holland international to prompt negotiations with the south coast club, however, the 25-year-old is still keen on a move to Anfield.

Southampton lodged a complaint against Liverpool over their pursuit of Van Dijk which was alleged to have resulted with Jurgen Klopp meeting the player in a Blackpool hotel.

It prompted a warning from the Premier League and an unprecedented apology from the Anfield club who said their interest in the player had ended.

Yet it is understood Chelsea are wary that Van Dijk still harbours a desire to move to Liverpool should he leave this summer.

Chelsea will sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for £35.2m and are making an improved bid for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.