Romeo Lavia will receive an improved offer from Liverpool, but it will have to match Southampton’s £50 million asking price, according to talkSPORT.
The Saints recently rejected the Reds’ opening offer of £35 million plus add-ons for the 19-year-old.
Lavia, a midfielder for Southampton, appears destined to leave St Mary’s this summer.
As he looks to completely overhaul his midfield, Jurgen Klopp has the teenager in mind as a priority signing.
They are prepared to make a second offer in order to test the South Coast outfit’s resolve once more in regards to the Belgian international.
However, Russell Martin’s team values the former Manchester City academy standout at £50m and will not budge on their demands.
To close a deal, Liverpool could aim a little lower than the asking price and make up the difference with performance-based add-ons.
Despite the £50 million asking price, talkSPORT has learned that Liverpool is confident in their ability to sign him.
Lavia participated in Southampton’s preseason loss to Bournemouth on Tuesday as he gets ready for life in the Championship.
However, he is rumored to be interested in a move to Anfield, where he could team up with summer signings Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in a revamped Liverpool midfield.
Arsenal and Chelsea, rivals in London, have also reportedly expressed interest in Lavia.
The Saints have a £50 million valuation on Lavia, a Belgian international.
The player’s mental health is being affected by the transfer saga, Saints manager Martin has acknowledged.
After the match against Bournemouth, he said: “The transfer window should close before the season starts – it’s ridiculous in my opinion and definitely not helpful.
“Even though we were relegated and have a lot of talented players, we’ll prepare as if they were coming because we have to.
“There’s no guarantee that anyone will leave; there are 27 players to manage, or whatever; but we’ll give everyone a chance to play.”.
Romeo hasn’t played as many minutes as other players have, so I thought it was good for him to get on the field tonight and do all that considering what’s going on.