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Liverpool and Dominik Szoboszlai have damaged Man City's Josko Gvardiol pursuit

Chris Byfield

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Liverpool and Dominik Szoboszlai have damaged Man City's Josko Gvardiol pursuit

Liverpool and Dominik Szoboszlai may have damaged Manchester City’s pursuit of Josko Gvardiol.

RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl insisted “there is no agreement” between the German club and Manchester City over Gvardiol.

The 21-year-old is valued at a whopping £86million, and should City pay the asking price he would become the most expensive defender in football history.

However, when asked if a deal had been agreed, Eberl said via BBC: "A lot has been written and the latest information about Josko surprised us all. Currently, we're still very far apart.


"As you can see, Josko is here - so it's not true. He didn't do a medical check - not that we know. And I don't think he did it behind our backs because he's just a full professional.

"There is no agreement, not even remotely an agreement."


Reports had previously suggested an agreement had been reached for the player, for a fee that would eclipse the £80million Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire four years ago.


Liverpool damage Man City’s Gvardiol pursuit

Eberl also claimed that Szoboszlai’s £60million sale to Liverpool earlier this month means Leipzig are not under pressure to sell Gvardiol to City.

The sporting director said, via Sky Germany: “The fact is that Manchester City would like to have him.

“Currently we are still very far apart. The transfer of Szoboszlai has secured us financially.


“We don't need the money. We would prefer Joško to stay.“

The Croatia international, which Mail Online described as Pep Guardiola's 'absolute dream', has made 87 appearances for Leipzig since signing from Dynamo Zagreb two years ago.

Moreover, last season Gvardiol scored against City in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, which RB Leipzig ultimately lost 8-1 on aggregate.

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Topics: Football, Transfers, Premier League, Manchester City, Liverpool, Josko Gvardiol, Dominik Szoboszlai, RB Leipzig

Chris Byfield
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