Liverpool well-placed to sign Josko Gvardiol

Liverpool are eager to sign Josko Gvardiol and strengthen the centre of defence but face plenty of competition from rivals.

According to Football Insider, Liverpool want to sign Josko Gvardiol on priority in the summer. The RB Leipzig star has a long queue of suitors chasing his signature, with the Reds one of the primary contenders. Jurgen Klopp wants to revamp his central defence with the 21-year-old World Cup star, but there could be complications.

Josko Gvardiol is a player attracting the interest of the biggest clubs around Europe and England. Some of his suitors have been chasing his signature since last summer, but RB Leipzig were smart to keep hold of him and will now profit from a prospective sale.

The report suggests Gvardiol has a £97 million release clause on his contract, which only activates next summer. In the next window, Leipzig will certainly listen to offers and hope a transfer battle ensues to get a big price for the 21-year-old World Cup star.

Leipzig have reportedly indicated the need for a record-breaking fee to lure Gvardiol away. Chelsea have been on his trail since last summer and maintain their keen interest in signing him in the summer. Manchester City are also among those keen, with Pep Guardiola, a big admirer of the 21-year-old World Cup star.

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Manchester United are also keen, but the big contender in the race are Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp wants a solid addition at the back after the problems they’ve had this season with their defence and midfield. The idea would be to add Gvardiol to his ranks.

The report suggests Joel Matip could leave the club, and Liverpool might look for a modest transfer fee in return. On the other hand, Gvardiol won’t come cheap, but Liverpool might look to make that spend on a single player again in the next window.

The big issue for Liverpool in the chase would be to finish outside of the Champions League places. Gvardiol will evaluate his options and could choose a club in the top European competition. Klopp will remain optimistic, although he must convince the 21-year-old World Cup star to join them ahead of their rivals.

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