Tottenham is apparently concerned that they may lose out on RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, who has been linked with Chelsea this week.
According to the Daily Mail, Spurs have made him a “priority defensive target” ahead of the summer transfer window.
However, Antonio Conte’s Spurs are now concerned about stiffer competition for the centre-back, according to the source.
This comes at a time when Chelsea is being linked with Gvardiol.
According to reports, Thomas Tuchel’s team is considering the Leipzig centre-back as a summer target, and he’s someone who the Blues have long admired.
Gvardiol is a brilliant left-footed defender who might cost £50 million to get away from Germany.
Before Antonio Rudiger leaves this summer, the young Croatian international might be considered as a successor. It might assist that he now plays in a back three.
Chelsea is clearly on the back foot in terms of signings this summer due to the ongoing takeover controversy, which means they are still subject to fines and unable to acquire players. The Blues’ fans, on the other hand, are keen for the new owners to make an impact in the transfer market during their first window in control.
The Blues are still on the hunt for a top-four finish, and they may need a couple more wins in the final four games of the season to ensure it.
They’ve been in third place for months, but a late collapse threatens to derail the league’s efforts.
It’s critical that the team compete in the Champions League next season in order to recruit the top players, especially since it appears that a major defensive overhaul is required.