The player in question is Croatia and RB Leipzig star, Josko Gvardiol.
Chelsea were interested in the Croatian stopper last summer but he ended up remaining at RB Leipzig where he enjoyed a stellar 2022/23 season.
He also made it to the semi-final of the 2022 World Cup with Croatia, though he was embarrassed by Lionel Messi in that game.
Despite this, the 21-year-old is still an impressive defender and would make a great long-term addition to Manchester City’s squad as they look to build upon their recent treble success.
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 but we have since heard little else about a potential transfer until Sunday, when Fabrizio Romano provided this update:
“I can say that Manchester City are still working hard on Josko Gvardiol deal behind the scenes,” Romano said.
“The situation has been pretty quiet in the media but City and RB Leipzig remain in direct contact.
“The player is pushing to go to City, but Leipzig are insisting on their €100m asking price. Still, talks are absolutely on – the deal is being negotiated and could be one to watch next week again.”