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Lavia wants move “today” & Salah interest dismissed – Latest LFC News

Your latest dose of daily Liverpool news includes an update on a Southampton midfielder you may have heard of and a word on the rumours of another Saudi swoop.

 

Lavia looking for move “today”

With Liverpool seemingly no closer to getting the signing of Romeo Lavia over the line, it appears the player is attempting to take matters into his own hands!

The 19-year-old has been left out of the Southampton squad to face Gillingham in the EFL Cup having not featured in the weekend’s Championship opener against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Reds saw their third bid, worth up to £46 million, rejected on Monday with the Saints standing firm on their £50 million asking price.

Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri has reported that Lavia was not part of the Tuesday morning training session with his teammates, with the latest indications being that the player is hoping to conclude a deal imminently.

Liverpool travel to Chelsea this weekend for the first game of their Premier League season, but as things stand they will do so without a recognised defensive midfielder.

The Reds cannot afford to waste too much more time if they are to have the teenager at their disposal from the start of 2023/24 and it appears that Lavia is as keen as we are to find a resolution to this seemingly never-ending saga!

 

3 things today: Salah claims rubbished and Andre ‘plan’

SINGAPORE - Wednesday, August 2, 2023: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah waves to supporters after a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and FC Bayern Munich FC at the Singapore National Stadium. Bayern won 4-3. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Salah’s agent Ray Abbas has dismissed claims that the Egyptian is considering a future move to Saudi Arabia, he’s becoming quite popular all of a sudden!
  • Brazilian outlet Netflu have claimed that Andre could become Liverpool’s ‘plan A’ with the Lavia talks continuing to stall

 

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  • Reported defensive target Micky van de Ven has sealed a move to Tottenham, but that ship looked to have sailed a while ago

  • The Italian media seem intent on reporting Per Schuurs as an alternative, with Calciomercato claiming yet again that the Reds are eyeing a move for the centre-back

  • Goalkeeper Jakub Ojrzynski has sealed a loan move to FC Den Bosch after successfully completing a trial period with the Dutch side

 

What else has been happening?

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 28, 2022: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Nottingham Forest FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at the City Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Harry Kane has given both Bayern Munich and Tottenham a deadline to reach a conclusion over his future, chance would be a fine thing! (Telegraph)

  • Julen Lopetegui could be set to win the sack race before the season has even started, with Wolves holding talks over terminating his deal (Sky Sports)

  • England forward Lauren James has apologised for receiving a red card during her side’s last 16 victory over Nigeria at the Women’s World Cup (BBC)

 

Video of the day and match of the night

Check out all the goals from our final pre-season clash on Monday night, including a cheeky flick from Luis Diaz.

Those of you still on the Wrexham bandwagon following the Disney+ series can see them take on Wigan at home this evening in the EFL Cup first round.

You can catch all of the action live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm (BST). It is just nice to have some real football back on television again, isn’t it?

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