Liverpool Football Club has set its sights on Southampton’s young talent, Roméo Lavia, as their prime target to strengthen their midfield. La Dernière Heure reports that the ‘doors are opening’ for the 19-year-old to join the Reds, with Liverpool keen on securing his services ahead of other interested clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal. Furthermore, the Southampton player is carefully observing the evolving interest from Liverpool and others while eagerly awaiting his agent’s call.
Klopp Identifies Lavia as Priority Signing Amidst Potential Departures
The young Belgian is closely monitoring interest from Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal, with Jürgen Klopp’s team being the most interested. He is on alert, awaiting a call from his agent, as the potential move to Anfield excites him.
Liverpool face the possibility of both Jordan Henderson and Fabinho making moves to Saudi Arabia. This leaves crucial gaps in their midfield lineup. As a result, Jürgen Klopp and his team have singled out Roméo Lavia as a ‘priority’ target, appreciating his talents and potential contributions to the squad.
Southampton’s Reluctance and Demands
The potential transfer of Roméo Lavia faces a roadblock as Southampton demands a hefty fee for their prized midfielder. Additionally, the Saints have been relegated from the Premier League. Consequently, they seek around €60m for the Belgian, a figure that Liverpool is currently unwilling to meet. Negotiations are ongoing. Both parties are relying on ‘time and patience’ as Southampton aims to offload some players during the summer transfer window.
Nevertheless, Southampton stands firm in their stance to sell Roméo Lavia for £50 million after rejecting Liverpool’s initial bid of approximately £37m. The club is confident that a bidding war will ensue. As several top clubs express significant interest in the young midfielder.
While Roméo Lavia remains Liverpool’s prime target, the club has explored other options for reinforcing their midfield. One such target was Fiorentina midfielder, Sofyan Amrabat, who has already agreed to personal terms with Manchester United.
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