Thursday's Liverpool transfer rumours: Stefan de Vrij, Gelson Martins and Virgil van Dijk
Last Updated: 08/06/17 8:31am
All the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Thursday, June 8.
Liverpool have confirmed they have ended their interest in Virgil van Dijk and apologised to Southampton for their conduct in pursuit of the defender.
Sky sources reported on Tuesday that Saints had reported the Reds to the Premier League and asked them to investigate an alleged illegal approach for the Netherlands international centre-back.
The Premier League subsequently confirmed it was looking into the matter, but Sky sources understand that, as far as the league is concerned, the apology is the end of the matter and they are unlikely to take any further action.
Liverpool have put a pin in their pursuit of Mo Salah and begun talks with Sporting Lisbon over the signing of winger Gelson Martins, Sky Sports News HQ understands.
The Reds have scouted the 22-year-old Portugal international throughout the season, who has a release clause set at £46.5m but Sporting would be willing to sell him for just under £40m in the right circumstances.
Sky in Italy are also claiming that Liverpool made a €20m (£17m) bid for Stefan de Vrij but that it was rejected by Lazio.
The figure is said to be well short of what the Serie A club is expecting for the defender, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Inter Milan.