Chelsea are gearing up for a busy summer ahead, particularly with the potential arrival of Mauricio Pochettino as their manager.
Once his appointment is confirmed, the Argentine boss must enter the transfer market to bolster the squad swiftly.
However, before making any new signings, the coach must reach an agreement with club co-owner Todd Boehly regarding the departure of certain players, considering that some of them may have recently signed long-term contracts.
Therefore, as per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have shown great admiration for Southampton's young talent Romeo Lavia and might have an advantage in securing his transfer this summer. According to the source, discussions have been ongoing between the player and the Londoners for several months already.
On the other hand, the 19-year-old is under contract with the Saints, still having a significant number of years remaining. Meanwhile, the club could still demand a substantial transfer fee for him, especially considering their recent relegation.