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January target Virgil van Dijk set for Celtic

Another potential defensive target looks to have slipped through Albion's net, as coveted defender Virgil van Dijk opens talks with Celtic.

The Netherlands u-21 international arrived in Glasgow this morning to discuss terms ahead of a medical with the Parkhead club, citing the lure of Champions League football as a key attraction.

Subject of widespread interest during the past year, Albion were keen to steal a march on their rivals and bring the highly-rated Groningen youngster to the Amex, as they lodged an audacious but ultimately fruitless 2.1m bid in the January transfer window.

And it appears they'll have to turn their attentions elsewhere, if they hadn't already, as van Dijk looks poised to seal a move to Scottish heavyweights Celtic at some point in the next 24 hours.

Whoever lands the Seagulls' hotseat in the coming weeks will have a defensive re-building job on their hands, following the return of Matt Upson and Wayne Bridge - a recent acquisition for Reading - from their loans.

With Adam El-Abd also yet to pen a new one-year extension at the Amex, captain Gordon Greer and 21-year-old Lewis Dunk are Albion's only two central defenders who remain under contract.




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Date:Thursday June 20 2013

Time: 4:06PM

 

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