United and Chelsea 'main Lavia race' with Saints star centre of tug-of-war
PREMIER LEAGUE giants Manchester United and Chelsea are main the race for Southampton star Romeo Lavia based on studies.
Lavia, 19, has loved a breakout season at Southampton following his £14million arrival from Manchester Metropolis final summer time.
Regardless of solely arriving at St Mary’s six months in the past the midfielder is already being linked with a transfer away.
Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri has mentioned United and Chelsea are main the race for the 19-year-old’s signature.
Tavolieri provides that Manchester Metropolis stay within the race as a consequence of having a purchase again clause inserted within the contract once they offered Lavia.
Chelsea are out there as they seek for a defensive midfielder which can enable Enzo Fernandez to function increased up the pitch.
Regardless of heavy funding from proprietor Todd Boehly the Blues haven’t got a holding midfielder amongst their ranks following the departure of Jorginho to rivals Arsenal.
Alongside Lavia, Graham Potter’s aspect have additionally been linked with strikes for West Ham’s Declan Rice and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kone.
For United the Southampton man would not signify their first selection choice.
Erik ten Hag needs to pursue a deal for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong who the Pink Devils had been closely linked with final summer time.
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The Previous Trafford outfit have additionally been linked with a summer time transfer for Rice and Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.
Lavia has made 18 appearances for Southampton this season, scoring as soon as.
The Saints’ capacity to maintain maintain of their star man can be severely weakened if the membership had been to get relegated.
Southampton sit backside of the desk and host Tottenham tomorrow.