According to 90min, Liverpool have indicated interest in signing RB Leipzig center-back Josko Gvardiol
According to the article, Real Madrid and Manchester City have spoken with the German club about a possible transfer, while the Reds, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United have all expressed an interest in signing the 20-year-old.
Despite this, Chelsea are thought to be further ahead in negotiations than any other side.
The Blues have indicated a desire to complete the trade in January, although the majority of other interested parties would like to wait until the summer.
Gvardiol is being pursued by Liverpool.
Although the teenager was highly regarded previous to the World Cup, his performance in Qatar has blown this to new heights.
During the tournament, the defender played every minute for Croatia. This includes the whole last-16 and quarter-final matches, as well as the entire semi-final against cup champions Argentina.
Gvardiol even scored a magnificent header in the third-place play-off match, helping his country to a 2-1 victory and a medal.
The 20-year-old justifiably garnered high praise for a lot of his performances. “Josko Gvardiol is a joy,” Pat Nevin said after Croatia defeated Brazil on BBC Radio 5 Live. It’s similar to viewing a Rolls-Royce. That guy is a genius.”
Elsewhere, BBC analyst Alex Scott complimented the centre-ability, back’s adding ‘his potential is just endless’.
While Gvardiol would be an excellent addition to Liverpool’s defense, he is an unlikely candidate.
Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup already includes Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate. As a result, he is not assured a place in the Reds’ starting lineup.