Romeo Lavia Chelsea transfer bid made on Deadline Day

Chelsea made a surprise Deadline Day attempt to seal the transfer of Southampton wonderkid Romeo Lavia.

Fabrizio Romano, writing in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside, says that the Blues tried really hard to bring in the talented Belgian teenager, offering as much as £50million for him.

Lavia has only played a few games for the Saints, but has impressed a great deal since joining from Manchester City earlier in the summer.

Romano says City have a buy-back option with Lavia, but Chelsea were also very keen on snapping up the 18-year-old.

However, Southampton turned down the bid, even…

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