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RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol drops major January Chelsea transfer hint

Sam Collins

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RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol drops major January Chelsea transfer hint

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Josko Gvardiol has dropped a major transfer hint regarding a potential move to Chelsea this January from RB Leipzig.

The Blues brought in Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana to strengthen the defence this summer.

Having lost Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso the recruitments were needed.

Thomas Tuchel was keen to bolster all over the pitch, but he prioritised the backline.

The poor start to the season however saw the German head coach sacked and get replaced by Graham Potter.

With a new manager at the helm, the Englishman may be keen to make his own additions in January.

Graham Potter after the full-time whistle against FC Salzburg. (Alamy)
Graham Potter after the full-time whistle against FC Salzburg. (Alamy)

The new ownership team, led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, are planning to back Potter in the window with at least two new signings.

Even though it was a club-record summer for the Blues, there is still hope of further additions.

Currently sitting in seventh in the Premier League table and bottom of their Champions League group it has not been the smooth sailing start the west London outfit wanted.

Despite the bolster to the defence this summer, Croatian centre-back Gvardiol was heavily linked to Chelsea in the previous window.

Josko Gvardiol in action for RB Leipzig. (Alamy)
Josko Gvardiol in action for RB Leipzig. (Alamy)

There were reportedly advanced talks between the English and German clubs for a potential 90 million transfer for the 20-year-old.

A deal would likely see the defender arrive in 2023 rather than this campaign, even if it is agreed in January as the Bundesliga side are determined to hang on to him.

In the latest update in this potential transfer, Gvardiol has delivered a major hint over a move to the Blues.


Speaking to Index Sport he said: "I'm happy in Leipzig, I still have a lot to learn and work on myself.

"I have people who deal with it, I didn't think about a transfer. We'll see what happens in the winter."

So while it might not be instant Gvardiol could end up a Chelsea player with his future uncertain.

He also spoke about his role in the Croatia national team: "I wouldn't say I'm irreplaceable in the national team.

"Every day is proving, you have to work, prove yourself and the best will compete for the match (against Denmark)."

Topics: Chelsea, Chelsea Transfer News & Rumours, RB Leipzig, Football

Sam Collins
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