Chelsea target RB Leipzig star Josko Gvardiol transfer as Blues face losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen

CHELSEA are plotting a switch transfer for RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol to assist fill the void left by departing duo Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

The Blues are set to lose the defensive pair in June when their contracts expire after each snubbed new offers.

Chelsea are set to make a transfer for RB Leipzig’s Josko GvardiolGetty

Now the Premier League giants are determined for reinforcements and have recognized a number of targets.

And Goal claims that they’ve earmarked Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.

The Croatian worldwide, 20, is reportedly “seen as a good option to play on the left side of a back three” for Thomas Tuchel’s aspect.

Nonetheless, Chelsea are additionally eager on Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe and Atletico Madrid ace Jose Giminez.

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They’ve been monitoring the trio beforehand up to now – however now it has emerged that they’ve additionally scouted Gvardiol since he broke by the ranks at Dinamo Zagreb in his homeland.

The West London outfit have “sent scouts to watch him personally on at least two occasions” and so they have continued to trace his progress since from afar.

Any potential switch is dependent upon when the brand new homeowners take over from Roman Abramovich as takeover talks stay ongoing. 

However Tuchel is hoping that it’s accomplished in order that he can convey within the two defensive additions he desires in the summertime window.

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Gvardiol, who has ten caps for his nation, moved to Leipzig in 2020 however remained on mortgage with Dinamo final time period.

However this season he has established himself within the Bundesliga aspect’s first-team and helped them to succeed in the Europa League semi-final before they were dumped out by Rangers.

And he has already outlined his ambition to play in England – although his dream was to head to Anfield as a substitute of Stamford Bridge.

He admitted final 12 months: “From a younger age, I watched Liverpool video games with my dad and I grew up with simply them.

“When I took football more seriously, I started following them, and I definitely want the Premier League and Liverpool move one day.”

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