Manchester United to rival Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool for Bundesliga star

Manchester United will compete against Manchester City for Josko Gvardiol with Liverpool and Chelsea. Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea are reportedly waiting in the wings to challenge Manchester City for the signature of Josko Gvardiol, according to Spanish website Fichajes (h/t Daily Mail).The Croatian international has been linked to City for a while. After Dominik Szoboszlai, a Liverpool signing, helped RB Leipzig get their finances in order for the summer, the club’s chairman declared a few days ago that they are not under any pressure to sell the defender.

The men under Pep Guardiola now have until August 12 to decide whether to keep pursuing the 21-year-old.

If their attempt continues to stall, United, Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to pounce on the opportunity. Not sure either of the three have that much to spend on a player though because signing Gvardiol would cost £86m.It is no secret that United were interested in signing a centre-back this summer. There was a reason why they had Kim Min-jae as one of the top targets. But, the South Korean joined Bayern Munich instead.Since then, Erik ten Hag added Jonny Evans on a short-term deal after he was training with the squad following his release from Leicester City at the end of last season.

It remains to be seen whether the veteran would be offered a season-long deal or he will only be with the squad until the end of the pre-season.

If the Red Devils want to raise funds to attempt the Gvardiol signing, they should try and complete the sale of Harry Maguire soon. The England international seems out of place here. The club did the right thing by rejecting a £20m bid from West Ham United. He is of more value than that regardless of the form at club level.

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