Liverpool are reportedly close to signing Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, despite interest from other clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea, and Barcelona. According to Football Insider, negotiations are ongoing between Liverpool and Southampton, with the Saints believed to be holding out for a £50m fee while Liverpool are currently offering £40m.
The 19-year-old midfielder has emerged as a key target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who is reportedly keen on bringing in a big-money signing for the midfield this summer. Lavia’s youth and potential have made him an attractive prospect for the Reds, while his ability to break up play on the field has also caught Klopp’s attention.
Perhaps crucially, Liverpool now believe that Lavia is keen on a move to Anfield, which could give them an edge over their rivals in the race for his signature. While negotiations are ongoing, it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will be able to meet Southampton’s asking price for the young midfielder.
Should Liverpool secure Lavia’s signature, he would add depth and quality to their midfield, which already boasts the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, and Thiago Alcantara. With the new Premier League season rapidly approaching, Liverpool fans will be eagerly anticipating any news on potential new signings as they look to mount a renewed title challenge.