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Liverpool make Romeo Lavia a 'priority' amid interest from Arsenal and Man Utd

Joe Adams

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Liverpool make Romeo Lavia a 'priority' amid interest from Arsenal and Man Utd

Liverpool have reportedly made Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia a 'priority' transfer amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp has already added Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton and Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig to his squad this summer.

On Sunday, the Anfield club officially confirmed the signing 22-year-old Hungarian midfielder Szoboszlai after triggering his £60 million release clause, while a deal for Mac Allister was agreed in early June.

However, Klopp is keen to sign a third midfielder.

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Lavia has emerged as a potential option, with the 19-year-old expected to leave St Mary's following their relegation to the Championship.

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Despite The Saints' poor season, Lavia impressed on the south coast since making the £12 million switch from Manchester City last summer in search of regular game time, and Klopp has clearly been taking notes.

Liverpool make Lavia a 'priority'

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Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg claimed that Lavia is "one of [Liverpool's] priorities", adding that the Merseyside club are out of the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

However, Klopp is expected to face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal for Lavia's signature.

The Times report that the Gunners are '"ready to make a move" for Lavia once the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham is completed.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Manchester United are also said to be interested in the player, with Southampton wanting £50 million for the Belgium international.

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Although 20 per cent of that fee would go to Manchester City due to a sell-on clause they inserted into his Southampton contract last summer.

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Topics: Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Southampton, Jurgen Klopp, Transfers, Football, Premier League, Romeo Lavia

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