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Tino Livramento twist as Southampton demand revealed for Newcastle transfer target with clause
Newcastle United have stepped up their pursuit of Tino Livramento this week but Southampton want a sizeable transfer fee for a man tipped to be a future England international
Newcastle United’s talks with Southampton for Tino Livramento have progressed – but the clubs are still yet to reach an agreement.
ChronicleLive understands discussions are moving in the right direction, but the idea a deal is close is a bit of a stretch as Southampton are demanding more than £30m for Livramento. However, there is hope ‘some headway’ will be made in negotiations in the coming days.
Relegated Southampton would ideally like to keep Livramento and will only sell the defender if the club make an eye-watering profit on the £4m they paid the Blues two years ago. That wish has been complicated by Chelsea’s sell-on clause for the 20-year-old. Chelsea are due a hefty profit, themselves, from any deal and the the sell-on clause percentage rises as the fee goes up.
Newcastle, though, have kept pushing after having a number of enquiries rebuffed by Southampton earlier this summer and that should not come as a surprise. The sale of Allan Saint-Maximin to Al Ahli will not only enable Newcastle to sign Harvey Barnes from Leicester City but, also, to make a renewed move for another target in Livramento with the ability to spread any transfer fee over the length of a long-term contract to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Newcastle already look well-stocked at right-back, but, tellingly, Kieran Trippier was the only player to start every one of the Magpies’ league games last season, which showed how reliant the club were on the England international. Newcastle will play at least 46 games in four competitions this season so Trippier, who turns 33 in September, will need to be carefully managed.
Any deal for Livramento would lead to some movement in that department, with the club open to offers for Javier Manquillo, while ChronicleLive understands Harrison Ashby’s camp recognise he probably needs a loan to get the game time he needs for his development. Elsewhere, Emil Krafth still has a year left on his contract, with the option for a further 12 months, and is well-liked by Eddie Howe, having offered cover at centre-back, too. ChronicleLive understands Krafth’s camp do not expect the Swede to leave, especially after nearly a year out injured.