Foot Mercato are reporting that Manchester City are prepared to heavily invest in Red Bull Leipzig centre-back Joško Gvardiol (20) in order to “short-circuit” the competition.
As reported earlier by Foot Mercato, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all made a bid for the centre-back, who is currently preparing to face Argentina in the semi-final of the World Cup in Qatar.
Manchester City’s bid amounts to over €100m, whilst Manchester United’s and Chelsea’s bids are thought to be worth between €90-95m.
Bayern Munich have also shown interest and had a meeting scheduled with the player’s entourage while Real Madrid and Barcelona also want the player but are lagging considerably behind the rest of the competition.
Foot Mercato now report that Manchester City, are looking to invest heavily in the player in order to gazump the competition. In order to convince the former Dinamo Zagreb defender, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has already spoken with Gvardiol about the move and the project at the Etihad stadium.
Manchester City will make a bid in the region of €110m and which includes a 20% sell-on bonus which would make Gvardiol the most expensive defender in the world.
The Premier League side would like to buy him this winter, and then allow him to return to the Bundesliga to complete the season with RB Leipzig.