It is now on motion, CHELSEA are making a big push to sign Romeo Lavia from Southampton this summer, it has been claimed.
Chelsea have had an awful season this year and will end the campaign with no trophies or no Champions league football – meaning the club will need to splash some more cash in the summer window.
Incoming boss Mauricio Pochettino is a man that is heading to the club over the next few weeks after agreeing to take over the Premier League giants for the next few seasons.
Many clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal and former side Manchester City are pushing to sign the 19-year-old this summer after an impressive campaign – despite the fact the Saints could go down.
Talks between Lavia and Chelsea have been ongoing for several months as they continue to plot a summer move for the youngster.
And now the football Insider website has claimed that the Blues are pushing to try and secure the signing of Lavia early in the transfer window
Amid the speculation Iomie Stanley has delivered a huge update on the midfielder from an Chelsea perspective.
“CHELSEA could still come back in for Moises Caicedo, even if the priority is Declan Rice. And they could go for Romeo Lavia as well”, he said.
“They won’t get all three, but it could indicate that they might be looking for two in the centre of the park when these targets are concrete.
“They’re looking at such a high volume of players because not all these deals are easy, particularly the ones involving the teams that are well down in the Premier League.
‘Lavia is one of the most important players that the Saints have and will want to keep the lad – especially because he has a massive future in the game and will not command a massive wage when the club get relegated to the Championship.
‘But Lavia will want to stay in the Premier League and will want to join a club that will give him that opportunity – so he will be looking for a way out as soon as the transfer window opens up.’