Blow for Liverpool as reported transfer target won’t be sold in the summer

Liverpool are believed to be interested in signing RB Leipzig defender Yosko Gvardiol, but the Bundesliga manager has insisted the Croatian will not leave the club in the summer.

Chelsea had been linked with a move for the 21-year-old last year and in January, but a move failed to materialize and the Reds have struggled with consistency this season, scoring five goals for Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. Also, Fabrizio Romano (via GOAL) claims the Anfield team entered the central defender’s race.

Gvardiol scored last night as Leipzig drew Manchester City 1-1 in Germany. He has previously admitted that he would like to play in the Premier League in his league and has previously admitted that he is a huge Liverpool fan, but with his current situation it means nothing at this point. Manager Marco Rose.

“Josko Gvardiol will continue to play for RB Leipzig next season,” Rose told tv2sport (via Metro). “I am a coach and I want it.

“He’s happy here. He said he wanted to play in the Premier League but didn’t say when!”

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The Croatia national team impressed by helping their country reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar late last year, before losing 3-0 to eventual tournament winners Argentina.

Injuries have prevented Jürgen Klopp from forming a stable core defensive partnership with the currently absent Ibou Konate and Virgil van Dijk, who has recently returned to fitness following a hamstring injury. .

Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have struggled to be consistent this season, so adding reinforcements in this area certainly isn’t a bad idea.

Leipzig are reportedly aiming to become the most expensive defender in football history should Gvardiol leave the club in the near future.

A report via TEAMTALK says the defender has an ‘exit clause’ in his contract with the German outfit, meaning he can leave the club in the summer of 2024 if he receives a £98m offer.

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