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Liverpool to make second bid for £50m star

Liverpool are looking to make an improved offer for one of their main transfer targets.

As 101 covered on Tuesday, Liverpool saw a £37m opening offer for teenage star Romeo Lavia turned down by Southampton, with the Saints holding out for £50m to part ways with the Belgian talent.

Now, The Athletic report that Liverpool are set to make an improved offer for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.

Southampton are said to be holding out for an overall package in the region of £50m. However, negotiations are ongoing and there is now an increasing likelihood of a deal being agreed, with it possible that add-ons take Liverpool to a figure that Southampton deem acceptable.

Despite transfer interest, Lavia featured for 45 minutes in a pre-season match on Tuesday night.

Speaking after that match, Saints manager Russell Martin was asked about Lavia’s future and said: “I thought Romeo, considering what’s going on, to play tonight and do all that stuff, it was good for him to get on the pitch as he has not had the minutes other people have had. “You can ask for an update but I can’t give you one because I don’t know. I’m going to speak to (sporting director) Jason (Wilcox) now but I’ve been preparing for this game.”

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