Manchester City makes an enhanced bid for Josko Gvardiol as transfer rumors swirl
RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol is strongly linked with a move to Manchester City this summer. Gvardiol has expressed his desire to leave Leipzig, and personal terms have been agreed with him. City manager Pep Guardiola rates Gvardiol highly, and the two clubs have been discussing a transfer fee. Gvardiol has a release clause of £98 million in his contract, which becomes active in 2024. City also have interest in goalkeeper James Trafford, who is attracting attention from Burnley, Sheffield United, and Middlesbrough. Southampton is looking to loan midfielder Kian Breckin, which has also alerted Blackburn Rovers.
RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol is being strongly linked with a move to Manchester City this summer.
Various media outlets are reporting of City’s interest in the centre-back, who has told the German club he wishes to leave – As mentioned in SZ Sport. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano adds that personal terms have been agreed with the Croatia international, whom Leipzig are keen to sell as the most expensive centre-back ever.
City boss Pep Guardiola is said to rate Gvardiol ‘highly’ – with Sky Germany reporting that the two clubs have been discussing a transfer fee for the player in recent days. It’s claimed that the 2022/23 treble-winners have made an ‘improved offer’ for Gvardiol, who has a whopping £98million release clause in his contract set to become active in 2024. Last season, he made 30 appearances in the Bundesliga.
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Elsewhere, journalist Alan Nixon is reporting of interest in two City youngsters. One of those is James Trafford – who shone on loan for Bolton Wanderers last season and is currently playing for England Under-21s in the European Championships. The goalkeeper is reportedly attracting interest from Burnley, Sheffield United, and Middlesbrough.
City could sanction a sale of £6million plus add-ons, instead of loaning Trafford out again – As mentioned in the report. Additionally, Championship side Southampton is said to want Kian Breckin on loan, as they look to bounce back after relegation. The availability of the teenager, who plays in midfield, has apparently alerted Blackburn Rovers too.
RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol is rumored to be on the verge of joining Manchester City this summer. Multiple media outlets have reported City’s interest in the center-back, who has expressed his desire to leave the German club, as reported by SZ Sport. Noted transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed that personal terms have been agreed upon with the Croatian international. Leipzig is eager to sell Gvardiol, potentially making him the most expensive center-back ever.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly holds Gvardiol in high regard. Sky Germany has revealed that the two clubs have been in discussions regarding a transfer fee for the player. It is believed that City, who secured a treble in the 2022/23 season, have made an improved offer for Gvardiol. The defender currently has a release clause of £98 million in his contract, which is set to become active in 2024. Gvardiol featured in 30 Bundesliga matches last season.
In other news, journalist Alan Nixon has reported interest in two young City players. One of them is James Trafford, who impressed while on loan at Bolton Wanderers last season and is currently representing England Under-21s in the European Championships. The goalkeeper is attracting attention from Burnley, Sheffield United, and Middlesbrough.
The report suggests that Manchester City may consider selling Trafford for £6 million plus add-ons instead of loaning him out again. Furthermore, Championship side Southampton is reportedly interested in securing a loan deal for Kian Breckin, a teenage midfielder. Blackburn Rovers have also been alerted to the availability of Breckin.
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