Juventus are targeting Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk in an incredible £150million summer transfer raid, according to a report.
The Serie A giants believe Van Dijk would be open to a new challenge should the Reds go on to lift the Premier League title this season and are prepared to make the 28-year-old the world's most expensive defender once again.
Since moving to Anfield, the Dutchman has helped his side win the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Super Cup, while they are close to attaining a first league title in 30 years.
He also captained Holland to second place in the UEFA Nations League, was runner-up to Lionel Messi in the 2019 Ballon D'Or and was named PFA Players' Player of the year and Premier League Player of the Year in 2018/19.
Here is what a source close to the club had to say: ‘'After winning a bagful of trophies with Liverpool, Juventus think he may be ready for a new challenge at the end of the season — especially as he's been playing in the UK for a few years.
‘'And the club are actively planning to make a huge bid for him in the summer.'
Van Dijk recently admitted: ‘'I'm 28 now and I want to fulfil every dream I ever had.
‘'Life can be short. Your career can be short as well.
‘'I'm enjoying playing with this team and this manager. We can't look too far ahead. But right now, I'm enjoying it.'’
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