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Manchester City and Arsenal are weighing up bids for £10million-rated Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

Both clubs have sent scouts to monitor the impressive form of the Dutchman this season.

The Hoops signed van Dijk for just £1.6m from Groningen last summer and have put him on a long deal.

He is contracted to three more seasons with them, with an option for another year. The 22-year-old’s form has impressed Celtic manager Neil Lennon so much that he expects a call to come from Netherlands counterpart Louis van Gaal.

Lennon said: “It’s inevitable, if he keeps going and progressing the way he is, that he’ll become a Dutch international. He makes it look easy. People seem to think he has a laid-back attitude, but his work ethic is very high and he’s a kid who wants to get better.

“I’d like to think Virgil would get a chance with his country.”

Van Dijk has made 29 appearances for Celtic this season, scoring three goals.

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