Liverpool 'hold talks with Romeo Lavia's agent' as contract clause revealed
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Liverpool have held talks with Romeo Lavia's agent over a potential summer move, according to reports.
Liverpool are in the market for midfield additions following an underwhelming season in Merseyside.
However, Jurgen Klopp is already plotting for next season, with his list of midfield targets seemingly growing by the day.
The German publicly withdrew from the race to sign Jude Bellingham last month, turning his attention to cheaper alternatives instead.
Lavia's contract clause revealed
Despite only joining Southampton last summer, the Belgium international is expected to leave St Mary's at the end of the campaign, with relegation to the Championship all but guaranteed.
However, Premier League clubs must act quickly if they are to land the teenager's signature, after Manchester City inserted a generous buy-back clause into his contract upon leaving the Etihad.
Fortunately, the clause does not come into affect until the summer of 2024, claims Fabrizio Romano, meaning he could be the subject of a mass bidding war at the end of the season.
Indeed, a holding midfielder could be the missing piece to the jigsaw at Liverpool, with Fabinho failing to reach the heights of seasons gone by. While the Brazilian is some 10 years older than Lavia.
Klopp is also thought to be keen on signing Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, with the Argentine set to move onto pastures new at the end of the campaign.