Chelsea wanted to sign Van Dijk, says Conte

first_img“This is football, this is life,” Conte said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “For sure he was our target but as you know, this is football.“We can have a lot of targets but you must be able to reach those targets. The transfer market is not simple for any club.“Liverpool bought Van Dijk to reinforce their defensive line – and I think Van Dijk is a top defender. And they spent €85million for this player.”Van Dijk lined up alongside Joel Matip in the heart of the Liverpool defence for their 2-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup on Friday and also announced his arrival by scoring the winning goal in the 84th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge at Stamford BridgeLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 10 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits new Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk was a transfer target for his side but that they couldn’t match the Reds’ bid.Jurgen Klopp’s team shelled out £75m to prise the highly-rated centre-back away from Southampton, and Conte has revealed that the Blues were also interested in the Dutchman’s talents.last_img read more