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Chelsea launch £48m bid for Liverpool target amid Moises Caicedo & Tyler Adams interest



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Chelsea have submitted a bid of £48 million for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, according to reports.

Mauricio Pochettino wants midfield reinforcements this summer following the departures of N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Interest has been shown in Brighton & Hove Albion’s Moises Caicedo, who is Chelsea‘s number one target, while Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams is of interest.

“We need to add some player there [midfield],” Pochettino said last month. “We need one more with experience.

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“That is the idea. We are working, the club is working on that. At the moment we are working to reinforce that area and other areas also. The players that are here on the tour are in our plan.”

Now Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, who has been the subject of previous interest from Chelsea and multiple bids from Liverpool this summer, is now on the Blues’ radar.

David Ornstein of The Athletic reports Chelsea have lodged a bid of £48 million including add-ons for Lavia, which was submitted on Wednesday night.

Southampton’s current valuation for Lavia is £50 million. Chelsea’s latest offer is the closest bid made so far to the Saints’ asking price if Lavia were to depart.