Liverpool ‘won’t sign Romeo Lavia’ unless one thing happens as price concerns revealed

Liverpool will not sign Romeo Lavia unless one thing happens, according to the Athletic’s James Pearce.

On Sunday Liverpool announced the signing of Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig for £60million on a five-year contract.

The Reds triggered the 22-year-old’s release clause to make him their second signing of the summer, after the £35million purchase of Alexis Mac Allister last month.

“It’s a really historic club, really good players, good coach,” Szoboszlai told the club website

For me, it was perfect to make the next step in a club like this. The fans, the stadium, everything is really good.”

Since wrapping up the signing of Szoboszlai it has been widely reported that Liverpool are set to target Southampton’s Romeo Lavia.

Indeed, TalkSPORT claimed earlier this week that Liverpool are trying to beat the likes of Arsenal to the signing of Lavia by making an opening bid for the young Belgian.

However, the Athletic, have suggested otherwise, claiming the Reds feel that an asking price of £50million is far too high for the teenager.

The Athletic claims that Liverpool aren’t interested in Lavia in part because he’s too pricey and in part because they don’t think they need to fill a midfield void.According to the article, Liverpool is more inclined to seek a young center-back if the proper opportunity arises. It has been widely rumored that Levi Colwill of Chelsea is a target for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
In fact, it’s been said that Liverpool won’t look for a third midfielder unless one of the existing crop departs, which is not impossible.

This week, The Daily Mail reported that Steven Gerrard’s first targets as manager of Al Ettifaq may be Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

Meanwhile, Thiago Alcantara could also be on his way to Saudi Arabia. While the Reds are yet to have received an official bid for the midfielder, he is attracting “serious interest” from the Saudi Pro League, according to the Athletic,

The Spanish international reportedly intends to stay with the Merseyside club at present, but the possibility of a move to the league remains open.

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