Manchester City will pocket 20 percent of any fee if Southampton sell star asset Romeo Lavia this summer with three Premier League clubs interested.
According to Sky Sports’ Melissa Reddy, the Saints are resigned to losing the Belgian international but are confident they can receive close to their $64m valuation for the teenager with Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool all interested.
Cityzens set to pocket large figure for Southampton ace
Pep Guardiola’s men had an opportunity to match any bids for the teenager and have a buy-back clause with Southampton but that will only become active in 2024 if Lavia is still a Saints player by then.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are in the driving seat for the 19-year-old being the club most likely to meet the South Coast club’s valuation for Lavia.
Arsenal are currently concentrating on moves for Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber with both transfers expected to be announced by the club in the next few days.
Liverpool also remain keen on Lavia as well but are not prepared to enter a bidding war with their Premier League rivals for the midfielder, who would also need to make clear Anfield is his destination of choice if the Reds were to make a move this summer.