Man United bid £82m for World Cup star, Man City and Chelsea have also submitted offers

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have reportedly submitted bids for Croatia international Josko Gvardiol.

Gvardiol has enhanced his reputation as one of the best young defenders in European football with a series of impressive displays at the World Cup.

The 20-year-old has been a key player for Croatia, who beat Brazil on Friday to reach the semi-finals in Qatar.

They will now face Argentina in the last four on Tuesday and are aiming to reach their second successive final, having finished as runners-up behind France at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Premier League giants target Gvardiol

According to Foot Mercato, as reported by the Daily Mail, Gvardiol’s club RB Leipzig are preparing for a bidding war over the defender in the January window.

It is claimed that several Premier League sides have already submitted offers for the Croatian, including Manchester CityManchester United and Chelsea.

City are said to have offered Leipzig in excess of £85m for Gvardiol, with their bid including bonuses and a sell-on percentage.

Chelsea and United, meanwhile, are believed to have bid between £77m and £82m for the defender.

Chelsea reportedly made an approach for Gvardiol in the summer transfer window but failed to reach an agreement with Leipzig, who have been vindicated in their decision to keep hold of the Croatian.

Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in signing the defender.

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