Gleison Bremer has played down talk of a move to Liverpool after the Torino defender admitted he does not have any information about the potential transfer.
Bremer is one of many centre-backs to have been linked with Liverpool in recent months. He was one of their potential options ahead of the January transfer window. However, the champions opted to sign Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies instead.
Even so, Liverpool continue to be linked with additional defensive reinforcements ahead of the summer. Kabak is only on loan – although there is an option to buy – while Davies is yet to play.
With that in mind, the Reds could be considering their options. It was revealed in February that their interest in Bremer remained.
However, the Brazilian has now addressed that speculation. He seemingly suggested that the move is not on the cards after all.
“Everyone talks about Liverpool, but I don’t know anything,” he told La Repubblica.
“And then, there’s an urban legend that Klopp came to compliment me.
“I’m fine in Turin, especially after overcoming the language barrier.”
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Bremer has started 22 games in Serie A this season, scoring four goals. He remains under contract with them until 2023.
Liverpool are not the only Premier League side he has been linked with. For example, there have been rumours of interest from their Merseyside rivals Everton. Fulham and West Ham may also be keen.
Alternatively, Bremer could sign a new contract in Turin. Given his comments, he may well see his future right where he already is.
Liverpool have defensive conundrum
Despite their defensive additions in January, recent reports have highlighted how Liverpool still have some tough decisions to make in that position.
Other than Bremer, RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has emerged as a major target. However, there have been conflicting claims about how close a deal is.
Recently, it emerged that if Liverpool were to sign the €40m man, it may mean they have to pass up on the chance to sign Kabak permanently.
According to The Athletic, only one major defensive signing is likely at Anfield this summer. That means it could be a straight choice between the two.
As things stand, Liverpool will keep monitoring Kabak’s progress as they continue to rely on him.