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"Chelsea have jumped ahead of Liverpool" - Blues leading race to sign "the world's best"


Chelsea have jumped ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Virgil van Dijk with a £60million bid, according to the Sun.

The Dutchman was a confirmed target for Liverpool but the Reds apologised and ended interest in the player after an alleged illegal approach to sign him.

Manchester City are also interested in the 25-year-old but it seems Antonio Conte's side are strong favourites to sign him.

Meanwhile, Neil Lennon who was the one to sign the defender when at Celtic, is convinced that he can go on to become one of the best players in the world.

"Can he be the world's best? Yes," he is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

"I think he could play for Barcelona, I think he could play for Real Madrid - it wouldn't surprise me if he took his career on to those pathways.

"The first day he came into Celtic I pulled him to one side after training and said 'you enjoy yourself here because you're not going to be here long'.

"I couldn't believe we got him for £2m. He was outstanding. I couldn't believe that none of the big clubs took a bite at him before Southampton."

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