Van Dijk staying with Saints - Puel

Southampton boss Claude Puel says the club do not want to sell captain Virgil van Dijk.

"It was a bad injury for him and for us, because it was not a good moment", Puel told reporters ahead of Wednesday's Premier League game against Arsenal. "The surgery is finished, he can work normally, he can start the gym work and rehab to come back for next season... and with us", Puel said in his press conference, as reported by Sky Sports.

"He's our captain, and he's important for us".

The Dutch centre-half has reportedly caught the attention of a number of the Premier League's biggest clubs, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool all rumoured to be interested. We wait until the beginning of season to see him again on the pitch. In terms of the leadership of the team, he's a fantastic player for us.

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The rumours suggest that Chelsea are the favourites to capture van Dijk, who would command a few of around £50million.

Krueger said: "We are just out of the January transfer window and are striving to keep this group together and to build on it". However, that has done little to cool speculation over his future and fears that the 25-year-old may have played his last game in red and white stripes were further exacerbated last month by reports from the Liverpool Echo that Liverpool were willing to smash their transfer record to sign Jurgen Klopp's number one defensive target.

Puel is hoping to be able to welcome back Charlie Austin before the end of the season, with the striker having been out of action since December due to a shoulder problem.

"I am happy with his work. We need to see if he can continue this work and get physically fit it will be interesting for him".

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