Chelsea have manufactured a bid for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, talkSPORT understands.
The present is believed to be in the location of £48million, which is nearer to Saints’ £50m valuation than Liverpool’s most modern proposal.
Liverpool have experienced 3 bids turned down by Saints for the previous Manchester City gentleman, with their most modern offer you believed to be up to £45m.
The Reds have used a lot of the window negotiating with the Championship club around the value of Lavia.
Adhering to their most up-to-date setback previously this week, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher named on his former club to stroll absent from the offer.
“This is embarrassing,” Carragher tweeted on Monday.
“Liverpool for several years now have bought discounts accomplished rapidly with no fuss.
If you don’t believe he’s value £50m move on, if you definitely want him shell out it.
“Also not absolutely sure why LFC are not in for [Moises] Caicedo, yes it’s a whole lot of cash but Liverpool received large cash for JH [Jordan Henderson] /FAB [Fabinho].”
And now they face the prospect of losing Lavia to a rival club, although Chelsea’s offer is even now small of Southampton’s inquiring selling price.
The Belgium global joined the south coastline club in a £14m deal from Male Metropolis very last summer season and is contracted at St Mary’s until finally the summer season of 2027.
He carried out effectively in his debut period at Southampton but unsuccessful to help them steer clear of relegation from the Premier League.
This tactic for Lavia indicates Chelsea may possibly have specified up hope of signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.
Chelsea have experienced offers of £70m and £80m turned down with the Seagulls recognized to be immediately after £90m for the Ecuador intercontinental.