?Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned that if Manchester City were allowed to sign Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk in January it could severely hinder the league’s competitiveness.
Liverpool have been suitors of the Dutch international for sometime, but City have recently become the front runners for the defender’s signature, after seeing injuries to key men John Stones and Vincent Kompany and are hopeful of completing a deal for the central defender during next month’s winter transfer window.
As reported by Goal.com, Conte believes that such a transfer would be bad for his side and all the other title challengers, with the Citizens already setting numerous domestic records, looking irresistible in their form and style of play.
“If they can do this, it is right for them to do this. We must pay great respect.
“You must obviously be very good to spend your money in this way — sometimes you can spend a lot of money in a bad way. Y
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