Pardew was pushing for a move for the Netherlands worldwide defender when he was still plying his trade in the Scottish Premier League and revealed the player was discussed at numerous Newcastle transfer meetings - especially during his final year at St James' Park. Even though the presence of Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano shows decent depth at the position, Los Blaugranas want more.
Gerard Butler Has Been Hospitalized After a Scary Motorcycle Crash
The actor has previously talked about his love of thrill-seeking activities during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers . Gerard's new movie Geostorm is due out next week, but his injuries aren't going to hold the movie back.
Southampton have remained firm about not selling Van Dijk, but the centre-back recently hinted his situation could change in the January transfer window.
Phil Jagielka: 'Everton have to improve quickly'
Personally, for all of the players collectively we are just off our best and that is reflecting in individual performances . Once we do that the confidence will come back into the team and things will become a bit easier for us.
However, sources at Barcelona have told the Catalan media that they will not be making a move for Van Dijk anytime soon.
And the bad news for Liverpool is that Saints would rather sell to Barcelona than Liverpool if they are forced to finally cash in on the towering Dutchman. Although considering the former's experience in one of the best leagues in the world, there is no question van Dijk would be able to challenge for a starting spot at Camp Nou as soon as he arrives.
Afghan Taliban Blast Way Into Police Post, Killing Chief and Officers
A reporter at the scene with the local TOLOnews agency said heavy fighting was ongoing on Tuesday. Fourteen Afghan security forces were killed and nine wounded when the vehicle exploded.