Chelsea in talks with former Man City star for midfield reinforcement
Chelsea has set their sights on a Southampton talent as they get ready to make purchases in the summer.
According to reports, Chelsea has started speaking with Romeo Lavia of Southampton in an effort to persuade him to sign with the team during the summer transfer window. .
The talented Lavia, 19, only recently joined the Saints last summer; however, with Southampton’s status in the Premier League for the following season in doubt, clubs in the top division are looking to pounce on the young midfielder, including Todd Boehly’s Chelsea.
Lavia to Chelsea
Mauricio Pochettino and Lavia are expected to join Chelsea in the summer, according to a report from Football Insider today. Chelsea is in talks with Lavia. .
Despite the fact that the player still has four years left on his contract, Chelsea is reportedly confident in acquiring him for around £45 million at the end of the current campaign.
The Saints’ inability to demand more in subsequent transfer windows is something that the Blues hope to take advantage of by taking advantage of the fact that a £45 million release and a buyback clause that Manchester City can activate enter the player’s contract in 2024.
The player is anticipated to be amenable to the transfer because he wants to stay in the Premier League and Southampton is under threat of relegation, according to the same report.
In the meantime, reports claim that Chelsea will release Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, and Edouard Mendy at the conclusion of the current season in an effort to cut costs before the anticipated hiring of Mauricio Pochettino as manager.