An update on Manchester City’s pursuit of Josko Gvardiol has been provided on Friday.
It was claimed last month that Manchester City were making progress in a deal for the RB Leipzig centre-back on the player’s side.
An insight into why a deal was taking so was then provided by Christian Falk, who claimed RB Leipzig appear to be keen on bringing in key signings before sanctioning the release of Josko Gvardiol this summer.
It was suggested Leipzig did not want to sell Gvardiol for a high fee before securing a replacement.
RB Leipzig have since bought 18-year-old El Chadaille Bitshiabu from PSG for €15m, but a deal for Gvardiol remains incomplete.
And now, it has been reported that whilst a world record fee for a defender is to be expected in order for Leipzig to allow their star man to move on, the Manchester Evening News note that such a fee will need to be paid by August 12 at the very latest.
This gives Man City around two weeks to complete a deal.