Liverpool transfer news roundup: Lavia latest, Thiago rejection, Goretzka competition

Another day, another failed Romeo Lavia bid. Here's your roundup of that and all the other Liverpool transfer news...

A third bid for Romeo Lavia has been rejected by Southampton. This one at £45m, including add-ons. Read the full story here.

The Times' Paul Joyce claims the Saints will only consider doing business above the £50m threshold. *Gulp*

And remember, if Lavia plays any part of Tuesday night's EFL Cup fixture for Southampton, he would be cup-tied for Liverpool...

Sacha Tavolieri insists talks between the Reds and Saints will continue, with the player still desperate to get his move to Anfield this summer.

READ MORE: Jamie Carragher blasts Liverpool's drawn-out pursuit of Lavia as 'embarrassing'

Meanwhile, El Nacional (them again) say Real Madrid also showed an interest in Lavia but the signing has been ruled out by Florentino Perez.

Anfield Watch exclusively reported that Thiago Alcantara turned down a move to Sevilla this summer over salary demands. Read the full story here.

Elsewhere, Sport claim Napoli have made a bid for Celta Vigo's Liverpool-linked midfielder Gabri Veiga.

Leon Goretzka is in discussions with Manchester United, though the Red Devils are yet to put in an offer for the player also linked with Liverpool, according to Sky Germany.

And finally, Liverpool had a long-standing interest in Josko Gvardiol prior to his big-money transfer to Premier League champions Man City, says Fabrizio Romano. Always good to know...

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