Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig was one of the World Cup’s standout defenders, captaining Croatia to third place.
Chelsea were linked with the 20-year-old last summer and continue to be interested in him. Fabrizio Romano provided fans with an update on their club’s pursuit of the Croatian on Monday.
Despite the fact that a number of clubs are interested in Gvardiol, the Germans are holding out for £78 million, according to Fabrizio Romano. Chelsea has been working on this deal since August, but the World Cup performance has increased competition.
The Blues regard him as a “top player for the future,” which appears to be a recurring theme in the club’s recruitment under new owner Todd Boehly.
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Many other clubs, in addition to Chelsea, have sent scouts to observe the talented young defender. Romano claims that the situation surrounding Gvardiol will clear up in the coming days or weeks, so stay tuned for updates.