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Liverpool ‘will maintain engaged on’ Romeo Lavia switch swoop



In accordance with Fabrizio Romano, Southampton have made it clear to Liverpool that they need £50m in the event that they’re to promote Romeo Lavia to the Reds.

The Anfield membership have right now seen a £37m provide rejected by the Saints (The Athletic), with the Championship outfit sticking resolutely to their authentic asking value, however the Merseysiders are set to come back again for one more try at touchdown the midfielder.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to observe up on an earlier replace, the Italian switch reporter acknowledged: “Southampton have been clear throughout direct contacts with Liverpool right now for Roméo Lavia: they need £50m package deal to make it occur. Liverpool will maintain engaged on it.”

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After weeks of hypothesis, Liverpool lastly made their transfer right now with that formal provide, even when it has been returned to them with a message of ‘thanks however no thanks’.

Southampton gained’t simply budge from their £50m valuation, in the event that they achieve this in any respect, so it’s going to take one other few million quid for the Reds to get their man.

Romano’s phrasing of ‘£50m package deal’ is an intriguing alternative of phrases, although. Does that trace at the opportunity of a deal including as much as that quantity being executed if LFC suggest paying £40m+ initially after which attending to the Saints’ magic quantity as soon as add-ons are activated?

Is there an opportunity that Liverpool might attempt to sweeten the deal by providing round £40m and including a participant into the combination who Russell Martin might really feel would improve his squad?

No matter proposal the Reds current to Southampton subsequent, they now realize it’ll have to be a notable enchancment on right now’s provide.

Nevertheless, one factor which might work in our favour is that private phrases gained’t be a problem (The Athletic), so it’ll merely come all the way down to the 2 golf equipment agreeing upon a charge or package deal which’ll fulfill them each.

It’s going to be very fascinating to see the composition of Liverpool’s subsequent provide for Lavia, each time it’s made.

You’ll be able to see Romano’s tweet under, by way of @FabrizioRomano on Twitter:

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