Chelsea ‘offered Southampton £50m for wonderkid Romeo Lavia on Deadline Day’ but bid was rejected by Saints

    CHELSEA tried to sign Southampton wonderkid Romeo Lavia on Deadline Day, according to reports.

    Lavia, 18, joined the Saints earlier this summer for £12million plus add-ons from Premier League champions Manchester City.

    Southampton were offered a large profit on Lavia just months after signing him

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    Southampton were offered a large profit on Lavia just months after signing himCredit: Getty

    The defensive midfielder has started five league games this season and even scored in the 2-1 win over Chelsea last month.

    And according to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea tried to tempt Southampton into cashing in on the player two days after the loss with a deadline day bid.

    Chelsea offered Southampton £50m for a player they only bought in July.

    It would’ve seen the Saints make a huge profit on Lavia.

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    However, the bid was turned down with the player deemed “untouchable”.

    Former club Man City also have a buyback option on the player should he impress further.

    Pep Guardiola’s side can re-sign the player for £40m.

    Chelsea then turned to Juventus’ Denis Zakaria on deadline day.

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    The Swiss midfielder joined the Stamford Bridge club on an initial loan.

    Chelsea also landed a striker in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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