Both Premier League teams are tracking Celtic’s Van Dijk.
Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk has been attracting the interest of Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester City and the Dutchman has admitted the move would be of interest, reports Voetbal International.
The centre-back joined the Scottish champions last summer from FC Groningen for a £2.5m transfer fee and has since played 29 games for the club in all competitions.
Although Van Dijk is happy at Celtic Park the 22-year-old has hinted that a switch to either the Gunners or City could happen.
“It’s great if you’re linked with absolute top clubs linked,” the Netherlands under-21 international said.
“It’s a cliché, but in football everything is possible, of course.
“But I know very well what I have here at Celtic and that suits me just fine.”
Both English sides are thought to be in need of defensive recruitment if they are to maintain a title challenge, but the Mirror reports that it would take £10m to sign Van Dijk.
The north London club have a great central partnership at the back in Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, but beyond that things look a little weak.
Captain Thomas Vermaelen has struggled for form for some time and is likely to be sold in the near future.
Meanwhile at the Etihad Stadium there are question marks over the capabilities of veterans Martin Demichelis and Joleon Lescott.
Although skipper Vincent Kompany and Mateja Nastasic have both been impressive, Lescott has been linked with a move away and Demichelis has been less than inspirational.
Check out the 10 worst Arsenal flops of the Premier League era.
Read more Arsenal transfer news.