SOUTHAMPTON are closing in on Chelsea starlet Tino Livramento – pipping Brighton to his signature.
The 18-year-old is coming into the ultimate 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge however talks over an extension are mentioned to have collapsed.
Tino Livramento impressed for Chelsea’s Below-23 facet final seasonCredit score: Getty
Thomas Tuchel known as the defender as much as two Premier League matchday squads final season however he’s but to make a senior debut for the membership.
Curiosity heightened in Livramento earlier in the summertime and Brighton were linked amid speak that he needed first-team soccer subsequent season.
However negotiations have superior over a £5million switch to Southampton.
The South Coast outfit are mentioned to offer a five-year contract to the 18-year-old and the possibility to play a job within the senior facet.
Chelsea have included each a sell-on and buy-back clause within the deal.
However SunSport understands the dimensions of the choice is greater than £25m, which means Saints would earn greater than 5 occasions their unique funding in the event that they have been to promote the participant again to Stamford Bridge.
On Monday afternoon, Livramento confirmed his impending exit with a heartfelt goodbye to the Blues trustworthy.
He tweeted: “After 10 superb years of taking part in for the one membership that I’ve supported since a baby, I’m taking the subsequent massive step in my profession.
“It has been a troublesome choice, however I really feel it’s the appropriate one to make at this stage of my growth. Thanks for every thing Chelsea.”
After dropping Ryan Bertrand on a free switch, Kyle Walker-Peters and £11m signing from Brest, Romain Perraud, are set to be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first-choice full-backs within the new marketing campaign.
However Livramento, who won Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Season award for 2020-21, would characteristic as an understudy and is able to taking part in on each flanks in defence and midfield.
Southampton have already snapped up Blues prospect Dynel Simeu in an estimated £1.5m deal earlier this summer season.
Competitors for Livramento’s signature has been appreciable with Manchester Metropolis, Arsenal, AC Milan, Monaco and RB Leipzig all named as .
Chelsea have seen quite a lot of younger stars depart on everlasting offers this summer season.
West Ham snapped up defender Pierre Ekwah-Elimby earlier than Fikayo Tomori’s mortgage stint in Milan was made everlasting for £26m.
Crystal Palace paid £21m for Marc Guehi and Leeds secured a £1.5m deal for Lewis Bate, with Charlie Wiggett, Myles Peart-Harris and Jon Russell becoming a member of Newcastle, Brentford and Huddersfield respectively.
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