According to The Independent, Arsenal are the frontrunners to sign Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia during the summer transfer window, ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United.

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The Gunners have been extensively linked with a deal for West Ham captain Declan Rice, but Mikel Arteta may try to sign two center midfielders, and they are also keeping an eye on other possibilities like as Lavia.

According to the source, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool are all interested in signing the 19-year-old this summer, but Arsenal are the frontrunners at this point.

The Gunners are reportedly not as far along with Lavia as they are with Rice, but they are still seen to be strong favorites to lure him away from Southampton.

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Romeo Lavia would cost around £40 million, according to a May article in The Times. Manchester City has other players in mind and is not anticipated to use their clause to re-sign him.

Other factors

Lavia performed admirably for Southampton last season, but after they were demoted to the Championship, there is an excellent chances that he could leave this summer.

Southampton will probably sell Lavia if they get an significant transfer fee. The issue right now is that major clubs are vying for a small number of midfielders, and signing them is their first priority.

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Declan Rice, for instance, is being soughted by Arsenal. Moises Caicedo has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, and Manchester United is trying hard to find a deal for Mason Mount.

According to numerous sources, Romeo Lavia is also being chased by Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United. However, until they successfully land their main objectives, they might wait to formally express their interest in the youngster.

Romeo Lavia is a promising young defensive midfielder who will probably depart the team this summer. The Gunners would benefit from signing him, but they now have other priorities.

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