ARSENAL are keen on Southampton starlet Romeo Lavia, reports claim.
The 19-year-old has impressed since joining the Saints from Manchester City last summer.
But the Gunners face competition for his signature from two Premier League rivals, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Arsenal added to their midfield in January by signing Jorginho, but could look to strengthen further in the summer.
The Prem leaders remain interested in Moises Caicedo after having two bids rejected by Brighton in the summer, but are also keen on Southampton star Lavia.
Teen ace Lavia has caught the eye in 24 appearances for the Saints this season.
And his form means it’s not only Arsenal who are reportedly eager to secure his services.
Romano claims Chelsea also remain interested in the midfielder.
The Blues made a staggering £50million offer – £40m up front plus £10m in add ons – for Lavia just weeks after he joined the Saints last summer.
Lavia signed for Southampton in a £14m deal from Manchester City.
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His former club negotiated a £40m buy-back clause in the transfer, which will become active in 2024.
But Romano declared Lavia is “one to watch” in this summer’s transfer window, suggesting City could make a move before the clause becomes active.
The midfielder has netted one Prem goal since arriving on the South Coast last summer.
His sole strike for the Saints came in the 2-1 win over Chelsea back in August.
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