Liverpool could be on the market for more midfield reinforcements this summer.
Liverpool have already brought some reinforcements to midfield but negotiations are now underway for a new signing, journalist Ben Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT.
There has been a lot of movement at Anfield in the transfer market but things will continue for the rest of the period.
The Reds have so far brought in Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, while Jürgen Klopp is looking to boost his midfield options.
However, the lure of Saudi Arabia is too big for some Liverpool players to reject, with Jordan Henderson recently completing a move to the Middle East and Fabinho closing in.
As a result, Liverpool may have to keep looking for additions in the transfer market, particularly in midfield.
The Merseyside club lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Naby Keita to contracts expiring earlier this summer.
After a disappointing season which saw them fail to qualify for the Champions League, the Reds are desperate for signings for the new season and are now facing a full midfield rebuild.
One player strongly associated with a move to Anfield is Southampton youngster Romeo Lavia.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the two clubs are discussing finding a compromise over the Belgian’s transfer fee.
Now, reporter Jacobs has provided an update on the situation.
Jacobs has hinted that a deal for Lavia is in the works and expects it to be done on Liverpool’s terms.
The reporter adds that Chelsea are involved, but have not yet made a formal offer for the player.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “Southampton are waiting for £50m because Chelsea tried to offer it in the final days of the period a year ago.
“While we haven’t seen a formal offer from Chelsea yet, they are talking about finances and distorting the market. They are blowing up the market and Liverpool know it, so they want to act quickly.
“Liverpool are dependent on them having the buy-in of players and now it’s about what deal they can do for under fifty million and at least fifty million because if Liverpool don’t see value they tend to walk away.
“But in this case, they think they can make a deal on their terms and things move forward. So this is now a very realistic opportunity to deliver.”
With Henderson and Fabinho out of the door, it would come as little surprise if Liverpool continue to look for reinforcements in midfield.
Italian journalist Rudy Galetti recently told GIVEMESPORT that Ajax’s Ryan Gravenberch is a player on the Reds’ shortlist.
Elsewhere, the Liverpool Echo said Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha is also an interesting player for Liverpool.
Lavia appears to be Liverpool’s number one priority at the moment and it wouldn’t be a surprise if a deal is reached in the next few days.