Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia was of interest to Liverpool even before Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were linked with a move to Saudi Arabia. The defensive midfielder is one of the new generation of players, and with the departure of two key players to Middle Eastern clubs, the heat is once again on.
Southampton is said to be demanding £50 million for the Belgian midfielder, which Liverpool considers a hefty fee.
However, Liverpool is not holding back. According to The Athletic, they have made an offer to Southampton for a transfer fee of £37 million, but that offer has been rejected.
The individual contract is not an issue, and as long as an agreement is reached between the clubs, a move to Anfield is likely to happen. However, the gap in valuation between the two sides is so great that it may be only a matter of time before an agreement is reached before the transfer market closes.
If Fabinho were to officially leave the club, at least one player would have to be secured, so there is no denying that Liverpool would jump at the chance, even if the price is a little high.
Will Liverpool be able to keep hold of the 19-year-old midfielder?