RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has, late on Thursday, spoken publicly regarding his ongoing transfer links with English heavyweights Chelsea.
Stopper Gvardiol, of course, has seen his name take its place centre stage in the headlines once again this evening.
This comes owing to the 20-year-old’s latest exploits on the international stage.
Afforded a start for Croatia in the country’s crunch World Cup showdown with Belgium, Gvardiol went on to thoroughly impress at the heart of Zlatko Dalic’s backline.
Speaking after guiding the Vatreni into the competition’s knockout rounds, the youngster, in turn, was drawn on his future at club level.
Gvardiol has long been a man in demand across the continent, widely regarded as a legitimate star in the making.
One such club to have been hotly tipped as a potential landing spot comes in the form of the aforementioned Chelsea, on the lookout for defensive reinforcements owing to the veteran status of both Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.
And, if the latest comments on the part of Gvardiol himself are anything to go by, then it would appear that such interest is very much mutual.
During a discussion with David Ornstein of The Athletic, the Leipzig talent admitted that ‘maybe’ his future lies in west London, with the presence of compatriot Mateo Kovacic in Graham Potter’s squad adding further to the appeal of a Chelsea switch.