Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is still interested in Torino defender Gleison Bremer and a summer offer is in the pipeline, claims a report in Italy.
It was reported in December that Liverpool had joined rivals Everton in a battle for Bremer.
The Reds were said to have made contact with Bremer’s agent in the winter transfer window. Of course they went on to sign defensive pair Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies instead though.
But it transpires Klopp’s interest in the Brazilian goes back to 2018, when the sides faced each other in a friendly match.
Tuttosport, via Sport Witness, report that Klopp asked for the 23-year-old two and a half years ago. And the Italian outlet claim that although a move never materialised, the champions’ chances of signing him this summer have returned.
They have a big splash on Liverpool’s hopes for Bremer and reference the English press
Tuttosport takes the claims from the English press to say Liverpool never stopped chasing the player and that an impending offer could be on the horizon.
According to Toro News, Everton are still monitoring the centre-back. They are not alone, with West Ham and Fulham also keeping tabs too.
He has been a regular starter in Serie A this season and has scored four goals in his 19 appearances.
He made the move to Italy from his home country in 2018.
Torino’s hierarchy are reportedly conscious of the increasing interest in the centre-back and subsequently want him to sign a new contract.
His current deal at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino runs until the summer of 2023.
Klopp in for Neuhaus
Meanwhile, Klopp has reportedly made personal contact with a Liverpool target.
Florian Neuhaus is the player in question, as Liverpool look to strengthen their midfield for next season.
Thiago Alcantara was supposed to do that this season, but has not lived up to expectations. And with Georginio Wijnaldum entering the final few months of his contract and Naby Keita also linked with an exit, Liverpool could need reinforcements.
Neuhaus emerged as a potential target earlier this month. He has been a standout player for Borussia Monchengladbach over the past few seasons.
The German star is expected to move on to a bigger club in the summer. Liverpool are apparently one of three main contenders.
According to Todofichajes, the Premier League champions are vying with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for Neuhaus.