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Pep Guardiola thinks Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol is close to joining Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, has stated that defender Josko Gvardiol is having a medical and will complete his move from RB Leipzig “in the next hours.”

City has negotiated a fee of £77 million for the 22-year-old Croatia international.

“He is here,” Guardiola remarked. “He is undergoing medical tests, and we hope to complete the transaction within the next few hours.”

Guardiola also addressed Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva’s uncertain futures.

Bayern Munich are interested in signing England defender Walker, 33, while Portugal winger Silva, 28, has piqued the curiosity of Saudi Arabia as well as long-time admirers Barcelona.

“We will do everything in our power to keep them,” he declared. “They don’t have contracts like [Ilkay] Gundogan.”

“They want to stay, so we want them to stay.” It would be heartbreaking to lose Kyle and Bernardo.”

City have already lost former captain Gundogan to Barcelona after his contract at the Etihad expired, as well as attacker Riyad Mahrez to Al-Ahli as part of the Saudi Pro League’s massive recruitment drive.

Guardiola says his focus is to work with players who want to stay at City, and he claims the club must pay an extra ‘cost’ to bring in new players due to their standing.

“I’d like to work with men who want to stay.” “If they don’t, we have to get them a proper offer,” Guardiola added.

“If we don’t get a reasonable offer, he’s [Silva] our player, and we want him.” If they [Barcelona] want him, they will go here and meet with our sporting director and CEO to reach an arrangement. Buying a player is always £10-15 million more expensive for us because we are Manchester City. If someone want our most significant players, they must first make an offer, which has not occurred.

“If that occurs, we will fight to extend the contract and have them join us.” That has been the case with all of our guys since the beginning.”

Silva is said to be conflicted about his future plans.

He is proud of his accomplishments at City and their prospects for future success.

But he’s not sure if it’s time for another challenge and a transfer to a climate more akin to his Portuguese roots.

Playing for Barcelona has always been a goal for Silva, but he recognizes that the club’s financial problems mean they may not be able to put together a deal that suits City.


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