Exclusive: Leicester turn attention to beating Everton to Brazilian signing after £30m+ bid
Leicester City are plotting a move for Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
Brendan Rodgers wants to sign a centre-half before the 5 October transfer deadline with talks already held over deals for St Etienne’s Wesley Fofana and Burnley’s James Tarkowski.
A source at the King Power Stadium has told Football Insider that the Foxes have now set their sights on Bremer, 23, after being frustrated in their attempts to sign Fofana and Tarkowski.
Bremer is also a target for Everton with the Merseyside club facing an uphill battle to secure a loan deal for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori before 5 October.
The Torino defender has three years remaining on his contract in Italy and is open to a move to the Premier League.
Last season the Brazilian scored five goals in 35 appearances to ensure that Torino avoided relegation at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
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The move for Bremer comes after this site revealed on Tuesday that a deal for Fofana was on the brink of collapse after St Etienne were left raging by Leicester’s recruitment tactics.
Fofana revealed in an interview with French media that he had agreed personal terms with the Premier League club but St Etienne have refused to budge on their £25m-valuation of the 19-year-old.
Football Insider can reveal that the Foxes have also submitted a top bid of just over £30million for England international Tarkowski but like St Etienne, Burnley are holding out for a higher fee.
While the club have not given up hope of signing Tarkowski they are pursuing alternative targets with Bremer on their shortlist.
Both of Brendan Rodgers recruits this summer have come from Serie A – Timothy Castagne signing on a five-year deal from Atalanta and Cengiz Under arriving on a loan-to-buy agreement from AS Roma.
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