Reds to swoop for priority Gunners target.
Arsenal could miss out on one of their top defensive targets for the January transfer window as Liverpool ready a bid for Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk, according to the Daily Express.
The young Dutchman has attracted strong interest from Arsenal this season after his fine form in Scotland, and the Gunners are in desperate need of new additions at the back.
However, Liverpool also need signings in that department and could now move ahead of their rivals in the race for his signature, though Tottenham Hotspur are also mentioned as potential suitors.
Whatever happens, it seems increasingly likely that van Dijk, 23, will be on his way out of Celtic this January.