RB Leipzig have rejected an offer of €80m from Manchester City for Joško Gvardiol, according to Bild. Both Manchester City and Chelsea are interested in signing the 20-year-old but Leipzig have always reiterated that he is not for sale.
That message has clearly been backed up by the Saxons rejecting a huge sum to keep Gvardiol. The Croatian defender is under contract at Leipzig until 2026 meaning that the club are in no position to rush a sale, especially with the start of the Bundesliga on Friday.
The defender was missing from Leipzig’s 3-5 loss to Bayern Munich in the Supercup last weekend.
Head coach Domenico Tedesco complimented Gvardiol after the game by saying: “We have been missing him extremely – for eight weeks. He is a very important player for us.”
When it comes to Chelsea’s pursuit, the possibility of obtaining former striker Timo Werner could play a key role in a potential transfer. It’s clear that the Joško Gvardiol saga isn’t going to end anytime soon.