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Virgil-van-Dijk-CelticSpurs are set to enter the January transfer chase for Celtic’s £10million-rated defender Virgil Van Dijk.

White Hart Lane boss Mauricio Pochettino will try to prise the Dutch-man away from the Scottish champions during the transfer window.And key to the plan is Spurs’ new head of recruitment and analysis – former Southampton star finder Paul Mitchell.

Mitchell was behind Southampton’s failed £8m bid for Van Dijk  in the summer.

He was also responsible for Saints spending £22m on Celtic stars Victor Wanyama and Fraser Forster in the past 18 months. Now that he has quit Saints to overhaul Spurs’ recruitment drive, Mitchell is set to pursue Van Dijk again.Spurs will face competition from Premier League rivals Swansea, Southampton,  Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester City for the 23-year-old, who joined Celts from Groningen for £2.6m in 2013.

Van Dijk has admitted his head was scrambled with talk of a summer move that failed to materialise – but this time around he will be better placed to handle the talk which will increase in the coming weeks.

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