Swansea manager Paul Clement admitted the game had been devalued by the absence of the best players.
"I don't know", said Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer when asked if the Eagles would make a move for the Reds misfit defender.
"I don't really understand why it goes to the end of August. And that's my opinion that it should do".
New Saints boss Pellegrino has inherited the club's latest transfer tug-of-war, and conceded that such scenarios are no good for the game.
The Saints now haven't scored in almost 550 minutes of football at home, something which makes for bleak viewing with their upcoming game against West Ham United set to also be played at St. Mary's.
TEAMtalk reports that the Saints manager has said that the people who buy tickets deserve to see the best players on the field.
Despite an encouraging performance, Southampton's goal drought at St Mary's climbed to 545 minutes - and they've not scored in the league in just over five hours.
Swansea looked like an accident waiting to happen every time the ball went into their half but could have snatched the lead with their first attack.
Swansea boss Clement admitted his side were fortunate to sneak a point, then admitted he hopes for a quick resolution over Sigurdsson.
"As much as I love training, there's no better buzz as a footballer than stepping out on the pitch and playing".
"The only situation that's important at the moment is the Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer situation". I want to do that kind of stuff in private until there's something certain.
According to The Mirror, however, Southampton are confident of keeping Van Dijk at the club for the 2017-18 season at least, because with the World Cup on the horizon, the player will want to keep playing regular football in the lead-up to the tournament.
Both Saints management and the fans are in a very unpleasant position regarding the status of van Dijk.
"When you are outside the team you have to be behind them, supporting them", said Pellegrino.
'We are expecting him to come back and hopefully he can change his point of view'.
"I've talked with him (Van Dijk) twice, and the club was clear with him".
I think we had 29 shots and just two on target.