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Chelsea blow as Gvardiol’s agent insists defender has not agreed transfer

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JOSKO GVARDIOL is in no hurry to leave RB Leipzig, his agent has confirmed.

The highly-rated defender is being coveted by top clubs all over Europe, with Chelsea believed to be leading the race.

A deal was previously claimed to be close, but Gvardiol’s representatives have denied already arranging a transfer.

They told Sky Germany: “We are not in a hurry for a transfer, there are no pre-agreements with any club.

“Top clubs are informed about him but Josko has a long-term contract in Leipzig and he’s happy there.”

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Gvardiol, 20, is currently at the World Cup in Qatar with Croatia.

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The centre-back has impressed with his mature performances alongside stalwart Dejan Lovren.

He will next be in action on Friday, when Croatia take on Brazil in the quarter-finals.

In addition to Chelsea, Gvardiol has also been linked with Barcelona, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Last year he revealed that his dream move would be to Anfield, telling 24hr Sata: “From a young age, I watched Liverpool games with my dad and I grew up with just them.

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“When I took football more seriously, I started following them, and I definitely want the Premier League and Liverpool move one day.”

On his idols, he then added: “As a child, I adored Messi. I couldn’t believe what he was doing on the ball.

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“Later, when I found myself in the position of stopper, it was Ramos and Van Dijk.”

Chelsea are believed to have already wrapped up a deal for Gvardiol’s RB Leipzig team-mate Christopher Nkunku.

The Blues are expected to pay the Frenchman’s £53million release clause.

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Source: The Sun

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