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Livramento to go away Chelsea for Southampton in £5m deal as Brighton miss out

The juvenile defender was a top target for the Seagulls, but a summer move to the south coast now brings him to St. Mary’s

Chelsea teenager Tino Livramento is expected to complete a £ 5m ($ 7m) move to Southampton. gate learned, with Brighton missing out on the highly rated youngster.

gate confirmed in July that the Seagulls wanted to close a deal.

However, they were brought to the 18-year-old’s signature by the rivals on the south coast.

Why is Chelsea making a deal?

Livramento has entered the final year of his contract in West London. As a result, he’s allowed to move on, with Chelsea aiming to collect a fee while they still can.

The England U19 international will become the second player to leave the Blues for Southampton this summer, and Dynel Simeu has already done so.

How did a deal come about?

The saints have been watching Livramento for some time and wait their time before approaching.

Talks with Chelsea intensified over the weekend so that an agreement suitable for all parties could be reached.

Ralph Hasenhuttl was looking for another versatile full-back option to strengthen his ranks.

Livramento, who can play in the back four or as a full-back, will now compete for minutes with players like Kyle Walker-Peters and Romain Perraud.

He has not yet made a senior senior team debut as he was only on the bench for Chelsea but will expect that move to be taken with Southampton as he prepares to bid farewell to the club that is developing his life since the U9 has monitored.

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