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Romeo Lavia PASSES Chelsea medical and could be available to play against West Ham on Sunday after snubbing Liverpool move

Romeo Lavia PASSES Chelsea medical and could be available to play against West Ham on Sunday after snubbing Liverpool move

  • Romeo Lavia has passed his Chelsea medical and could play against West Ham
  • He is completing the finishing touches to his deal, expected to be seven years 
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Romeo Lavia is edging closer to sealing his £58million move from Southampton to Chelsea after completing his medical.

Lavia returned to England on Wednesday after being granted some extra time back in his homeland Belgium while the two clubs thrashed out the deal which was agreed on Tuesday night.

His medical checks have now been passed and just the finishing touches to the switch remain before midfielder Lavia is able to sign a seven-year contract and which, it is hoped, will happen on Thursday.

If Lavia’s deal is completed and he is registered by midday on Friday he will be eligible to be part of Chelsea’s squad for Sunday’s trip to West Ham.

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Chelsea travel to the London Stadium to take on their rivals and Lavia, 19, could feature, as well as fellow new signing Moises Caicedo. 

Romeo Lavia (pictured) has completed his medical with Chelsea ahead of his £58million move to Stamford Bridge

Romeo Lavia (pictured) has completed his medical with Chelsea ahead of his £58million move to Stamford Bridge 

If the finishing touches on his deal can be completed soon, there is a chance he could feature for Mauricio Pochettino's (pictured) side against West Ham at the weekend

If the finishing touches on his deal can be completed soon, there is a chance he could feature for Mauricio Pochettino’s (pictured) side against West Ham at the weekend

The Ecuadorian completed a British record £155m transfer earlier this week after snubbing a move to Liverpool and could be in line to feature in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up for the match. 

It was one of two big transfer blows for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with Lavia now following in his footsteps and overlook a move to Anfield, opting instead to join the London club. 

Lavia is set to finalise his deal deal on Thursday and could be registered by midday on Friday

Lavia is set to finalise his deal deal on Thursday and could be registered by midday on Friday 

Moises Caicedo (middle) could also feature for Chelsea this weekend, after completing his record transfer to the Blues earlier this week. He was pictured in training on Wednesday

Moises Caicedo (middle) could also feature for Chelsea this weekend, after completing his record transfer to the Blues earlier this week. He was pictured in training on Wednesday

The midfielder, who was a pivotal part of Southampton’s midfield last season, started in 26 of the 29 games he appeared in, garnering him the attention of many suitors around the league. 

But it has left Liverpool desperate for a new holding midfielder following the departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to Saudi Arabia earlier this summer. 

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