Liverpool are reportedly likely to sign Romeo Lavia with Moises Caicedo on the verge of signing for Chelsea for a Premier League record.
According to journalist Ben Jacobs, the Reds are ‘likely’ to return for the Southampton teenager, with the Saints now expected to raise their asking price to £55m after recent transfer events.
Liverpool’s sensational £110m bid for the Brighton & Hove Albion star could make signing the likes of Lavia challenging. However, the midfielder, who Chelsea are also interested in, is still expected to move to Anfield.
The Belgian international had been strongly tipped to join Liverpool before news broke of the Reds’ bid for Caicedo, and according to Jacobs, there’s a good chance Lavia still ends up on Merseyside.
The transfer insider said: “The feeling still remains, from sources, that Lavia would quite like to move to Liverpool. With Lavia, the ball is in Liverpool’s court.”
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How do they respond to Chelsea’s bid? Are they prepared to match it or even go higher? If so, I think Lavia is still quite likely to end up at Liverpool. But, obviously, if Liverpool walk away, the dynamic changes.
Liverpool need Lavia wrapped up ASAP
Liverpool’s transfer activity has been quite bombastic in the last few days. And whilst Caicedo would have been a dream signing, many would agree that Lavia should be wrapped up ASAP.
Many Liverpool fans will be disappointed that the Southampton teenager is not yet an official Red heading into today’s clash against Chelsea given how strong the interest has been in the midfielder.
And as a result, Liverpool have to sign Lavia as soon as possible, with Caicedo now set for a move to Chelsea after an insane weekend of news and revelations.