Romeo Lavia is being chased by Liverpool and Chelsea. The Reds first reached a £60million deal, but the Blues are now in advanced talks with Southampton over a transfer. Lavia made it clear he wanted to join Chelsea. Blues beat Liverpool to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton
11:14 a.m. UK, Tuesday 15 August 2023
Chelsea are in advanced talks with Southampton for Romeo. midfield lavia
One news source has told Sky Sports News There is “cautious optimism”, a complete agreement can be reached.
Personal terms between Chelsea and Lavia should not be an issue.
Liverpool have a £60m deal for Lavia. But the player has made it clear that he wants to go to Chelsea.
Liverpool failed to sign Moises Caicedo has gone to Chelsea. The Blues have reached a deal with Brighton for a fee of £115m for Caicedo. That led to Liverpool receiving an £111m offer for the 21-year-old only to inform him of his intention to join Chelsea.
Chelsea want to bring two midfielders into the transfer market. and talks between them and Leeds. United about signing Tyler Adams broke down last week. After both parties could not reach an agreement.
Southampton are holding on to a £50m valuation for 19-year-old Lavia. Chelsea made an offer of £48m last week. While Liverpool have seen three previous offers rejected this summer.
Lavia has four years left on his Southampton contract after joining from Manchester. City last summer But was always expected to leave after the Saints were relegated from the Premier League last season.
The Belgium international did not come off the bench in Southampton’s win over Sheffield. Wednesday on the opening night of the season While he was not in the squad for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup loss to Gillingham, Or the game against Norwich 4-4 on Saturday .
‘A fairy tale in progress. But it’s going on’
Sky Sports News’ Mark McAdam said on The Transfer Show:
“This is another continuation of the summer story.
“On Monday morning Liverpool have received a £60 million offer from Southampton. but nothing happened There was no medical breakthrough and Lavia wasn’t heading to Merseyside to do things. There was little discomfort while it was going on. Chelsea are working behind the scenes to arrange their own deal for the midfielder.
“It says Levia loves going to Chelsea. But as you can see, there was no offer from Chelsea that Southampton agreed to.
“Chelsea’s interest in Lavia last summer after just three Premier League appearances, we expect to make some big moves over the next 24-48 hours. You can understand that the program is progressing.”
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