Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to sign Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window, according to reports.

The Premier League leaders were keen on signing the Netherlands international during the summer but Southampton stood firm and even forced Liverpool to make a public apology after details of Jurgen Klopp’s pursuit were made public.

In October, Van Dijk admitted that he would consider leaving Southampton in the upcoming window. And City are now ready to reignite their interest and follow up with a new offer.