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SportLiverpool pulled out of Kelly deal due to Bristol City's asking price

16:10  22 may  2019
16:10  22 may  2019 Source:

Southampton weighing up swoop for Kelly

Southampton weighing up swoop for Kelly Southampton are reportedly weighing up a move to sign Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly. According to Bristol Post, Southampton are keen on a deal to sign the youngster, having been impressed with him this season. The report claims that Southampton have sent scouts to watch Kelly numerous times and enquired about a move back in January. Bristol City are said to want a fee in the region of £15m for the England under-21 international defender. Kelly is capable of playing at left-back or at centre-back and has thrived in both positions under Lee Johnson at Bristol City in the Championship this season.

Liverpool had considered a deal to sign English left-back Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City , but pulled out ahead of his £13 million switch to Bournemouth. According to the Evening Standard‘ s David Lynch, the decision was made to opt out of a move for Kelly due to the price tag set by the Cherries.

Liverpool are seemingly interested in a deal for Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly but the Robins have no intention of selling the defender this summer unless the club receives “silly money”, according to the Bristol Post. The Post also state that reports of Liverpool making a £12m bid for Kelly are wide of

Liverpool pulled out of Kelly deal due to Bristol City's asking price © Harry Trump/Getty Images Sport Bristol City v West Bromwich Albion - Sky Bet Championship

Liverpool pulled out of a deal to sign Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City after learning the Championship club’s asking price, according to reports.

The Bristol Post claims that the Reds were interested, but it was Bournemouth who were ready to stump up the initial £13 million for the left-back.

It is believed that the deal will rise above £15 million, making Kelly’s move to Bournemouth a club-record fee for Lee Johnson’s side.

Liverpool pulled out of Kelly deal due to Bristol City's asking price © James Chance/Getty Images Sport James Chance/Getty Images Sport

Liverpool had been heavily linked with a move for Kelly for some time as he continued to win himself admirers in the Championship.

With Alberto Moreno likely to be on his way out of Anfield this summer, Liverpool may need to find themselves another defender to provide competition for Andy Robertson.

The Scottish defender has been largely unchallenged this season, but it remains a position that the club will need to address when the transfer window opens ahead of next season.

QPR set to rival Bristol City for Jay Dasilva.
Championship duo Bristol City and Queens Park Rangers are both eyeing a move for Chelsea loanee Jay Dasilva this summer. The full-back enjoyed an impressive campaign on loan with the Robins last season, making 32 appearances in all competitions and creating three assists. Lee Johnson is reportedly keen on a move for the defender, but the City boss could face competition from fellow Championship outfit QPR, according to Football Insider. The

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