According to Florian Plettenberg, Chelsea FC is interested in signing RB Leipzig young defender Josko Gvardiol.
According to reporter Florian Plettenberg, Chelsea FC are looking into signing RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol this summer.
The Blues are likely to look for defensive reinforcements ahead of the new season, with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger set to leave the southwest London club.
Both Christensen and Rudiger have contracts expiring this summer and are widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge on free transfers.
Much of the focus at Stamford Bridge has been on the club’s impending new ownership deal, with the British government having now approved the £4.25bn takeovers of Chelsea FC by a consortium led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly.
The news means that the Blues will be free to make summer signings once the deal has been completed as they look to bolster their squad ahead of Thomas Tuchel’s second full season in charge at the club.
Now, according to German reporter Plettenberg, Chelsea FC is keen on a move for 20-year-old defender Gvardiol. The journalist also says that the Blues would like to sign fellow RB Leipzig defender Christopher Nkunku but that transfer looks less likely to happen.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, the Sky Sports Germany reporter said: “As reported: Gvardiol is a central defender Tuchel would like to have in his squad next season to replace Rudiger or Christensen.
“Tuchel wants Nkunku as well but Leipzig won’t sell him this summer. He’s keen to extend his contract, a release clause included.”
Gvardiol To Chelsea FC
Gvardiol was a regular fixture in the RB Leipzig team this season, scoring two goals and making two assists in 29 Bundesliga games for the German club.
The Croatia international also made 17 appearances in the cup competitions for Leipzig – and Gvardiol featured four times for Croatia at last summer’s Euro 2020 tournament.