Liverpool now face competition from Manchester City in the race to sign RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.
That’s according to Foot Mercato, who claim the Sky Blues are determined to agree a deal to land the 21-year-old at the Etihad this summer.
Pep Guardiola’s side have previously been linked with the Croatia international, having reportedly offered £97m – with a 20% sell-on clause.
Whilst this was rejected, Leipzig have conceded to the fact Gvardiol will be leaving the club at some point in the future.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Reds are also incredibly keen to sign the youngster this summer, with 90min reporting on the Merseyside outfit’s situation during the World Cup.
Liverpool face competition for Gvardiol
As per Romano’s latest report, it will take more than the £80m Manchester United spent on Harry Maguire in 2019 to pry Gvardiol away from Leipzig.
However, it doesn’t seem like Liverpool have been put off by the Germans’ valuation, as club scouts have been sent to monitor him numerous times over the past few months.
An additional centre-back has become a necessity this season, with the likes of Joe Gomez and Joel Matip seriously off the pace at times.
Furthermore, this has been exacerbated by Ibrahima Konate’s injury issues, which have led to questions surrounding his reliability.
After a brilliant World Cup in which he was deemed ‘special’ by Paul Merson, it seems like Jurgen Klopp is very interested in signing Gvardiol.
Therefore, we could see major investment made into Liverpool’s squad this summer.