Liverpool planning new bid for Chelsea transfer target

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are planning to submit a new bid for Chelsea transfer target and Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.

After having a bid of £37million rejected by Southampton, Liverpool are set to offer £45million for the transfer of the 19 year old Belgium international.

Romano tweeted: “Understand Liverpool new formal bid for Roméo Lavia is almost ready — around £42.5m guaranteed fee plus £2.5m add ons up to total £45m package.

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“Liverpool want to be fast as Chelsea are still interested in Lavia, keeping close eye. Arsenal gone quiet as Thomas could now stay.”

Southampton are reportedly seeking £50million for 19 year old midfielder Lavia, who joined the south-coast club from Manchester City last summer.