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Fabrizio Romano: Chelsea now “prepared to attack” to win race to sign “sublime”

Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Chelsea F.C. will ‘100%’ attempt again to sign RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol after having an earlier offer turned down.
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Josko Gvardiol is currently one of the most sought-after center backs as a result of a string of spectacular performances in recent months for club and nation.

Romano stated in September that Leipzig ‘turned down’ a transfer offer from Chelsea for Gvardiol during the previous transfer window. Gvardiol ultimately decided to sign a one-year contract extension.

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The Blues are reportedly engaged in a bidding war with Manchester City and Manchester United for the Croatian international, according to the French publication FootMercato.

While the Blues and United have submitted offers ranging from £77 million to £82 million for the highly regarded youngster, the Cityzens are rumored to have offered £85 million plus add-ons.

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However, according to a reliable Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, Gvardiol’s contract has a €110 million (£96 million) release clause that goes into effect in 2024.

When the 6 foot 1 ace does leave Leipzig, though, it’s uncertain when that will be, making it likely that he will become the most expensive defender in history.

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In the upcoming transfer windows, new Chelsea manager Graham Potter will undoubtedly be eager to leave his mark on the first-team roster at Stamford Bridge.

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Romano further informed GMS that Gvardiol is still “a name on the list” of targets and that the west London club is “prepared to assault” for his signature.

He started: “Chelsea will be prepared to attack again for now. So, let’s see what’s going to happen, but Gvardiol remains a name on the list, 100%.”
How did Gvardiol play at the World Cup?

Gvardiol participated in every minute of Croatia’s World Cup campaign, which concluded in a victory over Morocco in the third-place play-off.

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For his excellent performances in Qatar, journalist Ryan Taylor labelled him “sublime” and a “gladiator,” and the underlying statistics support those accolades.

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