VIRGIL VAN DIJK has revealed he is keen on a move to the English top flight.
Arsenal and Southampton are two clubs reported to be among the frontrunners for Celtic’s classy Dutch centre-half and a bidding war could result in Celtic receiving a bids up to £12 million.
The Saints have already raided the Hoops twice in recent seasons, paying a total of £20million to take goalkeeper Fraser Forster and midfielder Victor Wanyama to St.Marys’ and both have been hugely successful with Forster currently having the highest number of league shut-outs in the English top division.
Van Dijk, 23, said: “There are plenty of clubs interested, but Celtic are not interested in selling because we are active on four fronts.
“I understand their attitude and see it as a compliment.
“But we have to be realistic.
“If there is a nice club from England coming in we must sit down there.
“I would also develop as a player.”
Celtic paid Dutch outfit Groningen £2.6million for the defender 18 months ago.