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The 19-year-old left the Etihad for £12.5 million last summer and has been a key player for the Saints, making 33 appearances across all competitions.
He also made his international debut earlier this year in something of a breakthrough campaign, although his performances have not been enough to keep Southampton in the Premier League.
Despite picking up some impressive results, they were the first side relegated this season and remain bottom by eight points with one game left to play.
Lavia seems unlikely to stay with the South Coast as they head into the Championship, and could find himself back at one of the biggest club's in England.
19-year-old midfielder Romeo Lavia has been a rare highlight for Southampton this season