According to a number of media sources, including BBC Football, Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk wants to join Liverpool this summer.
The centre-back has become one of the most coveted players for the top teams in the Premier League following a number of outstanding performances at the back for the Saints over the course of the last two seasons, but it appears as though linking up with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is his preference.
While that may be the case, the sticking point for any deal could be the transfer fee with the south coast outfit ready to demand at least £60m for the 25-year-old.
If the Dutchman does move to Anfield, he would be the latest in a long of Saints players to make the move to the red half of Merseyside, including Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane, Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren.
Southampton supporters were quick to have their say on the latest news via social media, and they were understandably crushed that yet another of their star players looks set to join Liverpool.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
If we sell Van Dijk to Liverpool and Puel is still our manager for next season I'm done with footy for a season! #saintsfc
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) June 5, 2017
Why choose them when you can have the pick? Guardiola vs Klopp? No contest.
— Julian Hood (@harvey_hood) June 5, 2017
Sick of #saintsfc selling to lfc, a joke. Time for les reed to leave if van dijk goes there. Lost all faith with the board. Proven liars
— James White (@jamesalexwhite7) June 5, 2017
If VVD leaves to Pool then our board needs to look at themselves in the mirror. We can't keep going on like this, it kills me #saintsfc
— #BROKEN Ethan Evans (@EthanEvansDDT) June 5, 2017
If VVD goes to Liverpool then I'm done! That would be 6 of our players in the last 4 years having gone there right!? Joke! #Saintsfc
— matthew samuel (@mattsamuel1992) June 5, 2017
— Ian Harding (@IanH_73) June 5, 2017