Timo joining EPL rival as Chelsea ready for £54m windfall to boost Erling Haaland’s transfer fund

The Blues have earned a considerable amount from the sales of academy graduates this summer and the right-back appears to be the latest to leave

Chelsea are reportedly set to lose yet another Cobham academy graduate this summer with Tino Livramento set to join Premier League rivals Southampton.

According to the Daily Mail, the Saints have won the race for the Chelsea youngster after he has stalled on signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Livramento was reportedly being eyed by a number of clubs in the Premier League including Manchester City, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as major players abroad such as RB Leipzig, AC Milan and AS Monaco.

He appears to have chosen a move to St Mary’s however, with it being suggested that a deal has been agreed that will see Southampton pay Chelsea approximately £5million for the 18-year-old.

Talks regarding the move have apparently moved quickly over the weekend and a transfer could well be signed-off sooner rather than later.

Losing Livramento will be a big blow to Chelsea with the defender having scooped the club’s Academy Player of the Year award last season – form that was good enough for him to be awarded a place on the bench against both Manchester City and Arsenal at the back-end of the 2020/21 season.

Including the Livramento deal, Chelsea will have scooped approximately £54million for the sales of academy graduates throughout the window.

Centre-backs Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi have departed for AC Milan and Crystal Palace respectively for lofty fees, whilst the club have received somewhat smaller amounts for the likes of Dynel Simeu, Lewis Bate, Myles Peart-Harris and Pierre Ekwah.

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