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Atletico Madrid in pursuit for €50 million rated defender

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Gleison Bremer has emerged as one of Serie A’s hottest performers this season, and his consistent performances have not gone unnoticed. Come June, a big transfer market tussle is expected for the 25-year-old as several top European sides eye his signing.

According to reports from Gazetta (h/t GIFN), Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspurs, Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid are interesting in swooping the player in the summer.

Moreover, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and AC Milan are keeping tabs on the player too.

Torino are said to be looking for €50 million for their defender. Needless to say, their demands are considered high by the suitors.

The Brazilian international has started 29 games for Torino this season in Serie A alone, averaging 88 minutes per game. He has scored three goals and provided one assist.

His physicality and awareness in defense make him a hot asset for the Italians. Not only is his mere presence daunting, but his ability to dominate the air and lead from the front are seen as desirable.

His defensive numbers are mind-boggling, as he averages 3.4 interceptions, 1.4 tackles, four clearances and seven duels won every ninety minutes.

Given that Atletico Madrid often play a back-three it is criminal that Simeone has just four options at his disposal. Moreover, Stefan Savic and Felipe are already 31 and 32 respectively, and need replacements for the coming season.

Los Rojiblancos face tough competition for Bremer’s signing with sides like Inter Milan and Liverpool ahead in the race. Moreover, the €50 million price tag is a factor that will deter Simeone’s side from their pursuit.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave

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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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