Liverpool deny contract talks with 28-year-old defender

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Liverpool are reportedly not opening talks with Virgil van Dijk over contract extension despite the recent reports.

The Dutch national team stopper, who moved to the Merseyside Reds from Southampton back in January 2018, still has little under four years remaining on his current contract with Liverpool. A report over the weekend had suggested that the Dutch defender was on the brink of signing a new contract that would see him to earn around £200,000 per week.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Jurgen Klopp’s side ‘have no imminent plans’ to open talks with the former Saints defender who has been left ‘bemused’ by the recent suggestions. Dutchman – regarded as one of the favourites to claim the FIFA Ballon d’Or award this term – as he has established himself as one of the leading defenders in world football over the last 12 months.

The Merseyside Reds will attempt to make it five straight victories at the start of the 2019-20 season when they host Newcastle United next weekend. Meanwhile, Liverpool are believed to have opened transfer talks with Turkish outfits Trabzonspor over their shot-stopper Ugurcan Cakir. Star TV – via the Star – reports that the Merseyside Reds have made their interest clear.

It’s believed that they sent scouts to keep close tabs on Ugurcan Cakir over the weekend in Trabzonspor’s 1-1 draw away against Fenerbahce.

It’s fair to say that Turkish stopper was one of the best on the pitch as he has made eight save during the game and helped his side to secure a point.

He would reportedly cost Liverpool around £14million price.