Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Manchester United is monitoring the 2022 World Cup center-back with the most impressive performance.
Croatia’s participation in the 2022 World Cup came to an end on December 14 after a 0-3 loss to Argentina in the semi-finals.
Nonetheless, Croatia’s performance in this year’s tournament has been commendable, particularly that of central defender Josko Gvardiol.
Gvardiol is currently an extremely hot commodity on the market due to his bodybuilding, fitness, strength in tense situations, and ability to distribute the ball from the defensive end.
Numerous European football powerhouses are monitoring the Croatian player.
Fabrizio Romano, a journalist, has confirmed this information, which denies that Gvardiol has agreed to join Chelsea. The Italian transfer specialist remarked:
“No agreement exists between Chelsea and Gvardiol.
I’ve been hearing similar tales for the past two or three months, so clarification is required.
The release clause for €45 million is also incorrect.
RB Leipzig is looking for more.
In the closing days of the summer transfer window, they rejected an important offer from Chelsea.
Chelsea offered Gvardiol €80 million plus an additional €10 million, but Leipzig declined.
After two days, he signed a new contract.
It is true that Chelsea is engaging in vigorous negotiations to sign Gvardiol. However, no agreement has yet been reached. The race continues. Gvardiol is very well-known to Manchester United, who holds a high regard for him. To my knowledge, Manchester United has not yet made an official offer for this player.
Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are currently the best central defenders for Manchester United.
However, Varane is susceptible to injury, and Manchester United must acquire a quality central defender.
Harry Maguire is considered a backup only when necessary.
United remains interested in Diogo Costa and aims to acquire him for £65m. Portugal World Cup star to replace De Gea
According to reports, MANCHESTER UNITED remains interested in signing Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
Given the uncertainty surrounding David de Gea’s future at Old Trafford, Manchester United may seek a new goalkeeper.
Manchester United are still interested in signing goalkeeper Diogo CostaCredit: EPA
The 31-year-old has played every minute in the Premier League since Erik ten Hag’s arrival, and his fine form has helped the Red Devils recover from a poor start.
However, the Dutchman was recently unable to confirm if De Gea will sign an extension.
His contract expires at the conclusion of the current season.
Ten Hag stated, “Also, I like him as a person, and I can work well with him, but we will discuss how to handle such situations after the winter.
“At this time, we are solely focused on performance; we still have a number of games to play, so I do not wish for that to be disrupted by conversations.”
Accordingly, the Portuguese news outlet A Bola asserts that United remain interested in Costa.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has kept nine clean sheets in 19 games for Porto this season, earning him the No. 1 shirt for Portugal at the World Cup.
Costa ended up playing every minute to help his country advance to the quarterfinals, despite having contributed to Youssef En-goal Nesyri’s in the loss to Morocco.
United remains committed to signing him for the upcoming season, despite this fact.
According to the report, Costa, who recently signed a new long-term contract, is currently focusing on his responsibilities with Porto.
Even though he might cost £65 million, Barcelona and Chelsea are also in the running.