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Everton and Southampton target Celtic defender

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Dutch centre back Virgil van Dijk is on the radar of both Everton and Southampton as Celtic look to offload their star defender for a hefty sum.

Celtic are demanding £10 million for their prized asset and Van Dijk is rumoured to be keen on a move to the Premier League should a bid be accepted.

Although the Netherlands Under-21 international continues to be difficult to offload with such a price tag attached.

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Martinez wants new centre back

The Everton manager refused to rule out placing a bid for Van Dijk as a direct replacement for Stones, should the defender leave.

Speaking to The Scotsman, Martinez said: “We are still looking for two positions…. central defence is one of those positions.”

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Other targets

Martinez is also interested in bringing Ashley Williams to Goodison Park following the departure of Sylvain Distin and Antolin Alcaraz who both left on a free at the start of the month, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

The Spaniard brought Williams to the Swans in 2008 for what was a club record fee of £400,000 at the time, though Williams has also caught the attention of Crystal Palace who’s interest is likely to remain dormant should Scott Dann remain at Selhurst Park.

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