Inter Milan have struck an agreement over personal terms with Gleison Bremer, and a report has revealed why that could be great news for Tottenham.
Torino centre-back Bremer always appeared likely to be on the move this summer. The 25-year-old has developed into a commanding figure at the heart of Torino’s defence and that has aided their stellar defensive record this season.
Indeed, Torino have conceded just 30 goals in 29 matches in Serie A this season. That is good enough for fifth-best in the league, though that record is made all the more impressive given Torino are a mid-table team.
They currently lay in 11th position. The four teams with a meaner defence are the quartet currently occupying the top four spots.
Brazilian Bremer had emerged on the radars of several English sides. Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have all drawn links. But it appears a move within Serie A is now on the cards.
Italian outlet Calciomercato state reigning Serie A champions Inter Milan have reached a personal agreement to sign Bremer in the summer.
However, to finance the transfer fee Bremer will command, Inter must first make a sale of their own. That’s where Spurs come in.
De Vrij to make way for Bremer
The outlet notes Inter’s summer spending will be ‘self-financed’. To afford Bremer, it’s noted Dutch centre-back Stefan de Vrij could make way.
The 30-year-old’s contract expires in the summer of 2023. That makes the upcoming window the perfect time for Inter to cash in.
Tottenham have been mentioned alongside a De Vrij transfer in recent months with Conte fully aware what he is capable of from his time at the San Siro.
Cristian Romero has settled well in north London and Eric Dier has shown glimpses he can be relied upon. But aside from that pair, adequate options are sorely lacking.
Indeed, Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies have not set the world alight in a back three since Conte took charge.
The report adds De Vrij’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been given a ‘mandate’ to secure a transfer worth a minimum of €20m.
Despite De Vrij’s age, that could represent a bargain for Spurs. They would be acquiring an experienced star that would walk straight into their starting eleven. He is also someone Conte knows can be relied upon.
The outlet notes the possibility Inter could instead offload fellow centre-back Milan Skriniar. However, Inter are more willing to offer Skriniar an improved contract – something they won’t do with De Vrij.