Liverpool have personal agreement in place with target despite £55 million rival offer

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Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Romeo Lavia from Southampton and they continue to pursue the midfielder despite strong interest from Chelsea.

A report from Football Insider claims that Liverpool have a personal agreement in place with the 19-year-old defensive midfielder and it remains to be seen whether they can secure an agreement with Southampton now.

Apparently, Liverpool have offered up to £48 million for the Belgian midfielder. But Chelsea have offered a package of around £55 million. It is evident that the Blues are currently in the lead to sign the player.

Chelsea need to bring in midfield reinforcements after the departure of N’Golo Kanté and Mateo Kovačić. The 19-year-old could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition and he would add some much-needed defensive cover in front of the Chelsea defensive unit.

Similarly, Liverpool sanctioned the departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho earlier this summer, and they will have to bring in a quality, defensive midfielder.

Romeo Lavia to Liverpool?

Despite Southampton’s relegation last season, the 19-year-old impressed with his showing in the top flight and it is no surprise that Chelsea and Liverpool are hoping to sign him.

Lavia is still quite young and is likely to improve with coaching and experience. Working under managers like Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp could help him improve further and fulfil his world-class potential.

The two clubs are reportedly competing for the signature of Moises Caicedo as well. It will be interesting to see which of the two clubs ends up signing both midfielders this summer.

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  1. I am sure that Chelsea as well as Liverpool would have a personal agreement in place for Lavia.

    i am sure that Chelsea must take into account the problem Liverpool had with Caicedo that they put in the highest bid at the point of time, accepted, then finding the player doesn’t want to play for the.

    If Liverpool want Lavia then they have to bid higher than Chelsea for the player. Remembering Liverpool initially thought the player wasn’t worth 50m.

    looks like Liverpool may have been ‘taken to the cleaners’ for both players.

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  3. Don’t think Chelsea have created too many world class players whereas Liverpool have done it regularly . Should be a simple choice if he wants to progress not regress!

    1. Yes i agree with you. I don’t consider Lampard, Terry, Drogba, Reece James, Joe Cole, Ray Wilkins……world class…. They were better than that!!

  4. Why can’t they spend any more money?? The window hasn’t finished, not only that there is money coming in for others including 30/40m for Lukaku.

    Of course not forgetting all the wages off the books and income at present regarding sales of over 250m .

    As a finance guy it is early days regarding calculating the books.

  5. Liverpool are a disgrace, forever making illegal approaches, that the FA ignores, and then try to make lowball offers. Hope they are caught out (again) – not a Chelsea supporter

    1. Liverpool don’t deserve to sign him.
      They’ve spent the summer trying to get him on the cheap, now they’ll have to pay more than Southampton wanted in the first place!

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