Liverpool make improved bid to sign Southampton midfielder
Liverpool have made an improved offer for 19-year-old Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.
The Saints rejected Liverpool’s opening bid of around £35m plus add ons last week and are reportedly holding our for a £50m fee.
Premier League clubs have been sniffing around the ex-Man City midfielder after a standout debut campaign in the division with Jurgen Klopp’s side the frontrunners to capture his signature.
Chelsea and Man United reportedly remain interested in the talented youngster who Liverpool hope can fill at least part of the void left by the exits of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
According to The Times’ Paul Joyce, the Anfield club’s enhanced offer includes currently undisclosed add ons.
Lavia moved to St Mary’s from Manchester City last summer and impressed in his debut Premier League campaign in spite of Southampton’s relegation to the Championship.
As a result, the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea have courted the Belgian amid midfield revamps this summer.
Klopp has stressed the need to strengthen in midfield after Henderson moved to Al Ettifaq for £12m and Fabinho joined fellow Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad for £40m.
Chelsea have maintained contact too, with the Blues still yet to find an agreement with Brighton for their £100m-rated midfielder Moises Caicedo.