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Virgil van Dijk happy at Celtic, claims Ronny Deila

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists Virgil van Dijk is fully committed to the Scottish champions despite his failed deadline day move to Arsenal. (Daily Star)

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger made a late approach to sign the Dutch defender but couldn't reach agreement over a fee.

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Van Dijk had been hoping to move to the Premier League to increase his chances of an international call after Louis van Gaal opted against including the player in his Holland squad for the World Cup this summer.

The 23-year-old pushed harder for a transfer following Celtic's failure to qualify for the Champions League, but Deila insists that the centre-back remains happy after negotiations broke down.

Arsenal scouts will continue to monitor Van Dijk's progress at Celtic Park and could renew their interest in January, but the Bhoys boss will be determined to keep him.

Arsenal gossip:

Arsene Wenger made a deadline day approach for Radamel Falcao, and it wasn't until after it emerged the Colombian striker was joining Manchester United that Arsenal proceeded with negotiations to sign Danny Welbeck. (The Mirror)

The Gunners boss was up making enquiries at the crack of dawn on the final day of the transfer window last week, after rising as early as 6am to catch a morning flight to Italy, but failed in his attempt to lure the AS Monaco star to the Emirates.

Arsenal had a £3 million bid for French starlet Kingsley Coman rejected by Juventus as Arsene Wenger looked to lure the former PSG star to north London. (Daily Express)

The 18-year-old departed Parc des Princes on a free transfer this summer, but opted to join the Serie 'A' giants to the frustration of the Gunners.

Arsenal are weighing up January moves for Barcelona duo Munir and Sergi Samper with Arsene Wenger ready to spend around £18 million to bring the pair to the Emirates. (talkSPORT)

Each player possesses a buyout clause of approximately £9 million, which the Gunners could activate when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

Arsenal are set to face competition from Roma to sign Adrien Rabiot after sporting director Walter Sabatini confirmed the Serie 'A' club's intention to negotiate with Paris Saint-Germain in January. (London Evening Standard)

The Gunners continue to hold an interest in the 19-year-old midfielder, whose contract with the Ligue 1 champions expires at the end of the season.

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