Graham Potter targets first Chelsea signing in Gvardiol – Sporting Life
New Chelsea boss Graham Potter could look to make RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol his first signing at Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
The Blues officially announced Potter as their new boss on Thursday after he left Premier League rivals Brighton.
Potter has signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and has been assured by owner Todd Boehly that he will be given funds to bolster his squad in the new year.
And it appears that the Englishman already has his eyes on January, with the Blues set to renew their interest in Gvardiol, according to Bild.
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Chelsea tried to land the Croatian over the summer. Indeed, they are said to have tabled a bid worth around £77million.
That deal would have seen Gvardiol remain at Leipzig on loan until the end of the season. He would then have linked up with Chelsea in the summer of 2023.
However, Leipzig were in no mood to sell late in the transfer window.
That could all change in January, however, with Chelsea expected to try Leipzig’s resolve once again.