Chelsea face stiff competition to sign Serie A No.3 defender

By | May 13, 2022

Leicester City have reportedly made their move to battle Chelsea for the Brazilian central defender Gleison Bremer, according to a recent report.

Torino’s sought-after central defender has been mentioned with a transfer to a couple of European clubs in the upcoming transfer market, following an impressive season with the Turin outfit in Serie A.

He has played in 33 of Il Toro’s 36 league games during the 2021-22 term so far, where his team boast the top-flight’s fifth-best defensive record.

The Foxes have stepped up their interest in landing the centre-back this summer according to a report from The Sun, with the Belgium international Dennis Praet set to be included in any possible deal for the £40m-rated Gleison.

With the club keen on signing the 27-year-old player on a permanent basis, Brendan Rodgers’ side are willing to use him as a makeweight in order to move ahead of the Blues in the race for the South American, with the UEFA Champions League holders also understood to be interested.

According to the same report, the club’s officials met with the Italians when they were in the country for their UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final tie with Jose Mourinho’s Roma on Thursday, with the hope of agreeing on the double deal.