CHELSEA tried to sign Southampton wonderkid Romeo Lavia on Deadline Day, according to reports.
Lavia, 18, joined the Saints earlier this summer for £12million plus add-ons from Premier League champions Manchester City.
The defensive midfielder has started five league games this season and even scored in the 2-1 win over Chelsea last month.
And according to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea tried to tempt Southampton into cashing in on the player two days after the loss with a deadline day bid.
Chelsea offered Southampton £50m for a player they only bought in July.
It would've seen the Saints make a huge profit on Lavia.
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However, the bid was turned down with the player deemed "untouchable".
Former club Man City also have a buyback option on the player should he impress further.
Pep Guardiola's side can re-sign the player for £40m.
Chelsea then turned to Juventus' Denis Zakaria on deadline day.
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The Swiss midfielder joined the Stamford Bridge club on an initial loan.
Chelsea also landed a striker in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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