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Man Utd send scouts to watch number one summer target Gleison Bremer

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Erik ten Hag, Man Utd

Manchester United have sent scouts to Italy on Sunday to watch three possible summer signings.

According to Tuttosport, United have dispatched scouts to Turin to watch the evening Serie A game between Juventus and Atalanta.

Two Atalanta players will be watched closely. These are young Italian defender Giorgio Scalvini and Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners.

Koopmeiners is expected to leave Atalanta this summer and is available for around €60 million while Scalvini is valued at €40m.

But the main focus of the scouting trip will be Juventus defender Bremer.

According to multiple reports, United have made Bremer their top defensive target for the summer transfer market.

Juventus have made it clear to Manchester United that they won’t even consider negotiating a sale of their star defender unless they receive an offer of at least €70m.

He only signed a new contract at Juventus in December that runs until 2028, increasing his transfer value.

Juventus also consider the Brazilian an indispensable player and would rather not sell, although every player has their price given the financial predicament Serie A clubs find themselves in now.

Bremer has been brilliant for Juventus this season
© IMAGO – Bremer has been brilliant for Juventus this season

Bremer the best defender in Serie A

Bremer has been arguably the best defender in Serie A this season.

He has been a rock at the heart of Max Allegri’s back three, with Juventus conceding just 21 goals in 27 games in Serie A.

Bremer was named Serie A Defender of the Year during the 2021-22 season for Torino.

This led to Juventus signing him in the summer of 2022 after hijacking Inter Milan’s move for the player.

He had a steady first campaign with the Bianconeri but has really impressed this term.

The Brazilian boasts lightning pace, is aggressive, excellent in the air and reads the game well. His one weakness is his distribution but in terms of defending he is an outstanding defender.

Man Utd are in the market for at least one top centre-back in 2024 as a number of their current central defenders are likely to leave in the summer.

The futures of Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans are in doubt as their contracts are expiring, while Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire’s futures are not secure either.

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