Manchester United are reportedly considering hijacking Manchester City’s deal to sign Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig.
The 21-year-old defender has attracted interest from several top clubs due to his versatility and potential.
Although City have already agreed to sign Gvardiol, the deal has not been made public yet.
The estimated €100 million fee would set a new record for a defender, surpassing the €87 million Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire in 2019.
With Financial Fair Play restrictions in place, it seems unlikely United would be able to match such a high bid.
The Red Devils have already committed significant funds by agreeing a €75 million plus €10 million in add-ons deal for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund.
Along with United, Liverpool and Chelsea are also reportedly interested in hijacking the Gvardiol deal. At just 21, the Croatian has shown impressive defensive skills and maturity.
His ability to play center-back, left-back or defensive midfield makes him an attractive target for clubs looking to strengthen multiple positions.
While City appear to have an agreement in place, rivals United, Liverpool and Chelsea may still attempt to lure Gvardiol away before the transfer is finalized. However, matching City’s record-breaking bid could be difficult under current Financial Fair Play limitations.