Report: Chelsea are ‘huge admirers’ of 25-year-old player, he's just been voted the best defender in his division
Chelsea are reportedly big fans of Torino defender Gleison Bremer.
According to the Guardian, the Blues are ‘huger admirers’ of Bremer, who has just completed a terrific individual campaign in Italy.
You can see why Chelsea are big fans of Bremer
Although Torino as a whole will not win any prizes for pulling up trees, their Brazilian centre-back certainly caught the eye.
The 25-year-old played all but five of the club’s league games, missing three because of an ankle injury and one more due to a suspension.
He was handed the captain’s armband by Ivan Juric on several occasions, with regular skipper Andreas Bellotti absent for the majority of the season.
Bremer stepped up to the mark when required, shining rather brightly in the process.
More often than he probably preferred, he was the last line of defence for a Torino team not renowned for keeping clean sheets.
WhoScored.com have Bremer down for making more interceptions (105) than anyone in the Italian top flight, ranking him third for aerial duels won (132) and fourth for clearances (131).
Due to his stoic defending, he was named the Most Valuable Defender in Serie A for the 2021/22 term.
Previous winners include Kalidou Koulibaly, Stefan de Vrij and Cristian Romero.
Chelsea have their sights on Serie A
Interestingly, Chelsea have been linked to one of the earlier MVPs.
Koulibaly’s name has apparently tip-toed around the tongue of the Stamford Bridge hierarchy recently, as they look to rebuild Thomas Tuchel’s rearguard.
Napoli’s solid Senegal international is probably overdue a move to the Premier League, but time is running out for the 30-year-old.
Meanwhile, Bremer is very much in his prime and it would be a perfect moment to land on British soil.
A big hole in Tuchel’s squad needs filling, but could the Torino rock be the man to do it?
That sizeable gap has been left by Antonio Rudiger, who will be officially announced as a Real Madrid player soon.
His position on the left of Chelsea’s back-three is currently vacant.
Guess where Bremer plays for Torino? On the left of a back-three…