Van Dijk returns to Southampton training but Pellegrino remains cautious

Virgil van Dijk has returned to first-team training with Southampton, but coach Mauricio Pellegrino is unsure when he will be ready to return.

The centre-back, who has not featured since January due to an ankle injury, was left out of a pre-season trip to France and handed in a transfer request in August in an attempt to force an exit from St Mary's.

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