Chelsea in talks to sign £40m star to replace outgoing players

According to journalist Rudy Galetti, Chelsea have already started talks with Southampton to sign Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia.

Lavia only made the switch to Southampton from Manchester City last summer for £14million and Southampton could seek up to £40million for the Belgium international.

Although Southampton are in a strong negotiating position thanks to his £38,000-per-week contract, which has four years to run, dropping out of the Premier League could force them into doing business.

Galetti told GIVEMESPORT: “With the potential outgoing transfers of Loftus-Cheek and Kovacic, Chelsea are looking for two new midfielders.

“Romeo Lavia is at the top of their list and talks with Southampton have already started.”

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