- Man City make new bid for defender
- Verbal agreement with Gvardiol
- New bid worth £77m (€90m) plus add-ons
WHAT HAPPENED? City, who also won the FA Cup and Champions League to complete a stunning Treble last season, are determined to secure the signature of RB Leipzig defender Gvardiol, who the German club value at around €100m (£85m/$109m). The European champions have reportedly tabled a new bid worth £77m plus add-ons after reaching a verbal agreement with the player according to Sky Sports journalist Philipp Hinze.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Pep Guardiola is known to be an admirer of the Croatian international defender and wants his club to finalise the deal as soon as possible.
AND WHAT'S MORE: The defender has a release clause of €110m (£94m/$120m) that kicks in next summer, but City are keen to sign him in this transfer window.
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WHAT NEXT FOR MANCHESTER CITY? Guardiola's side also close to finalising a deal with Chelsea over the transfer of Mateo Kovacic, and will also be hoping to add Gvardiol to the squad in the coming days.