Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Liverpool are still interested in signing Romeo Lavia this summer after Caicedo deal collapsed.
According to Romano, Reds made a call to Southampton to inquired about Lavia. The Daily Briefing suggests that Chelsea and Liverpool are still in the race for the Belgian midfielder this summer.
Yesterday was one of bizarre day in football transfer market history. Liverpool supporters started the day on a high note as Brighton & Hove Albion agreed a deal with Mersyside club to Caicedo. However, the Equadorian international has made up his mind already as he wants to move to Chelsea this summer.
Romano disclosed yesterday that Caicedo informed Reds that he only wants to join Chelsea, as he already agreed personal terms with them. The journalist stated :-
“Caicedo wants to go to Chelsea, he said that to Liverpool directly and in a very clear way on Friday around lunchtime, when it seemed that everything was set for him to join Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
“Chelsea have also sent a new bid on Friday night to Southampton for Romeo Lavia. But again let’s wait for Caicedo before seeing the end of the Lavia story because Liverpool also called Southampton on Friday afternoon regarding the 19-year-old.
“Chelsea consider Lavia a separate deal from Caicedo. But Liverpool have been in the mix all day too. Southampton will not sell Lavia for less than £50m, they’ve been clear on that.”
This has been one of the most dramatic transfer saga ever. There’s still much left in this story to unfold.
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