Chelsea in advanced talks to sign Josko Gvardiol

Chelsea are closing in on acquiring the services of highly promising Josko Gvardiol, per transfer expert fabrice romano.

Romano added that Chelsea today submitted a huge offer of around €90m for Gvardiol, who will stay at Red Bull Arena for one more season before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2023.

Gvardiol has established himself as one of Europe’s most promising centre-backs and was a standout player for RB Leipzig en route to reaching the Europa League semi-finals and winning the DFB-Pokal last season .

Unsurprisingly, the 20-year-old has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the current window, but Chelsea now look set to win the race for his signature.

Earlier this summer, the Premier League giants attempted to include Timo Werner in a potential swap deal for Gvardiol but Die Rotten Bullen opposed the idea.

According to BUT, Chelsea have been watching Gvardiol since he came through the ranks at Dinamo Zagreb and have even sent scouts to personally watch him on at least two occasions.

Thomas Tuchel’s men have already added Kalidou Koulibaly to their ranks this summer as they are also close to finalizing the signing of Wesley Fofana from Leicester City but the Blues are still aiming for further defensive reinforcement.

With Thiago Silva now approaching 40, Chelsea are clearly trying to secure a long-term replacement for the Brazilian defender despite his impressive performances since joining the club.

As the transfer window entered its final strike, Chelsea are aiming for a late flurry with swoops for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wilfried Zaha also mooted ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

In the meantime, the West Londoners are preparing for their visit to Saint Mary’s Stadium where they will face Southampton in search of back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

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