Antonio Conte needed some quality depth in the heart of his defence, as seen by Tottenham’s pursuit of Clément Lenglet.
Few people will be able to say for sure whether the Frenchman was his first option, especially because it was obvious Spurs were interested in Gleison Bremer.
The Brazilian defender has been courted by Inter for some time; nevertheless, there have been delays that have given Tottenham the opportunity to try their luck.
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According to a source from the end of June, the London club will shortly make a bid for the center-back, but it now appears that he had no interest in joining the Premier League.
When analysing the current state of the Bremer scenario, Corriere dello Sport on Thursday said that Torino’s president, Urbano Cairo, is “trying to maximise the number” he obtains for his star.
He has to deal with the player’s “wants Inter at all costs” and the fact that he “even made it obvious to Tottenham,” who are rumoured to have “attempted an approach.”
Bremer wants to transfer, thus Cairo “will have to give up at some point”—especially if Bremer is just going to reject any other team.
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There is still work to be done since Inter has made an offer for the player that is between between €28 and €30 million, while Torino wants “around €40 million.”
In any case, Tottenham seem to be out of the running after relying on Lenglet, whose loan from Barcelona should be ready soon.