Southampton manager, Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted that Virgil Van Dijk could leave the club and he has zero control over the situation.
Van Dijk has made only 12 appearances for Southampton this season, after his failed exit in the off season.
The Netherlands international defender also missed the 1-0 loss to Chelsea and is being courted by top PL clubs.
Pellegrino, whose team were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea on Saturday, admitted Van Dijk could be set for an exit.
“I can’t control the market,” he said.
“I’m not the owner of the player. I can have my opinion and this I have given to the technical director, to the chairman.
“After, the board can decide all together which is the best for the team.
“But I repeat that I can’t control the market right now. I will recommend to try to keep our best player here at the club. The club was clear about it in the beginning and I have the same opinion.”