Manchester United are reportedly tempted to enter the fray for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, who has been linked with a move away from the Saints.

According to The Independent, United are considering entering the race for the Belgian midfielder who has been heavily linked with Liverpool this summer.

The former Manchester City man is attracting interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and now seemingly United.

The Premier League’s biggest clubs are in need of a deep-lying midfielder this summer.

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Would United make a move for him?

United have been heavily linked with Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina, but Lavia is seemingly another option. They will face competition.

Arsenal could lose Thomas Partey and have already lost Granit Xhaka so far this summer. Liverpool have lost Fabinho and Henderson this summer. Chelsea have lost N’golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount this summer. United could lose Fred and Scott Mctominay, they are also in need of replacements.

Whether United would enter the race with the Saints demanding £50 million according to The Athletic, remains to be seen, but he is seemingly on their radar.

United need to sell to buy

According to the same report from The Independent, United need to sell before they can afford either Lavia or their main target, Sofyan Amrabat.

They go on to say that the hope is to offload some of Brandon Williams, Donny van der Beek, Harry Maguire, Fred and Scott McTominay. That could be enough for Amrabat, who would go for a similar figure to Lavia.

Lavia would be a superb addition for the United midfield. He’s young enough and good enough to be a superb addition in United’s midfield.

Whether United would take on Liverpool, who are seen as the most likely to sign the Belgian, is unclear, or if the Red Devils are simply waiting to pounce in case the Europa League side walk away.