Southampton are lining up reserve centre-back Kevin Wimmer should they lose Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk.
Since his arrival from Celtic, van Dijk has been a roaring success and his value has shot up. Southampton like to sell their players for high fees and have consistently managed to gain more than players are really worth, as shown by the fact that none have really sparkled at their new clubs with only Adam Lallana coming anywhere the standard of his fee.
The story comes from The Sun who suggest that Liverpool will buy the 25-year-old (26 next July). This is supported by Liverpool supporter and former Coventry City striker (from their days in the top flight) Micky Quinn who told talkSPORT he had been told Liverpool will blow Everton out of the water to sign him.
"No, don't worry about Koeman. Liverpool will blow them (Everton) out of the water. That's what I've been told, anyway."
Whoever wrote The Sun story obviously doesn't know Daniel Levy very well because they suggest 24-year-old (25 next November) Wimmer is valued at £6-million (€7.09m - AUS$10.16m - US$7.93m) and there is no way Spurs would let him go for that. He signed a contract extension on 21 July and is under contract until 2021. As such they would more likely have to add another £10-million (€11.82m - AUS$16.93m - US$12.54m) to his price next summer.