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Arsenal among five-way Prem tussle after making phone call for €50m defender

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Arsenal are one of five Premier League clubs to have made contact for Torino defender Gleison Bremer, while Tottenham have also been to watch him, a report has revealed.

Bremer could be one of the biggest names of the summer transfer window. The Torino centre-back is attracting plenty of interest; there have been frequent links with Liverpool and Manchester United, for example.

His contract with Torino runs until 2024, so it may be the best time for them to sell him now. At 25 years old, whoever takes him will be getting him for the prime of his career.

In Italy, there has been a feeling for a while that the favourites for his signature should be Inter Milan. But Bremer has a lot of suitors in the Premier League, too.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Bremer has been watched by Tottenham recently. La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are also observing him.

But there is a longer queue forming for the Brazilian. The report also reveals that calls have been made by Arsenal, Everton, Leicester City and Newcastle United.

In addition, Bundesliga duo Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are monitoring his progress. As for Serie A, Inter are rivalled by Juventus and Napoli.

Amid all the interest, Torino will be able to set a higher asking price for a key man. Per Gazzetta, they could request €50m for Bremer, which equates to £41.28m.

The former Atletico Mineiro man has played in 29 Serie A games this season. His side Torino are in 11th place at present.

Although that represents progress for the club compared to last season, when they came 17th, Bremer could be destined for even bigger things.

Only time will tell exactly where he ends up. It will all depend on who is willing to come close to Torino’s valuation.

Bremer could get first taste of Premier League football

Bremer has never played in the Premier League before. However, that opportunity may come his way if any of his five potential suitors decide to act.

Tottenham’s interest stems from the fact that Conte plays with a back three. Bremer is comfortable in such a system and the Spurs boss is an admirer, as he looks for a reinforcement.

North London rivals Arsenal are also potentially in need of a defender. Gabriel Magalhaes has been linked with Barcelona – even if he says he feels at home at the Emirates Stadium – while there are doubts over what will happen to William Saliba after he returns from a loan with Marseille. Their link with Bremer seems to be newer.

Everton are at risk of falling into the relegation zone after a poor Premier League season. They have conceded 52 goals from 30 league games and may need to replenish the ranks in the summer.

Newcastle are moving in the opposite direction after investing across their defence in January. There is a feeling they will still want one more centre-back for next season, though.

And Leicester have suffered with a shortage of options when the likes of Wesley Fofana have been out injured. Therefore, more depth may be required at the King Power Stadium.

Whether any can get Bremer to be their next defensive signing remains to be seen.

READ MORE: Arsenal ready to make €20m move to beat Tottenham to winger target with 21 goal contributions

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Rangers v Eintracht – Dick Advocaat hoping for Rangers win, but only for Van Bronckhorst’s sake

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Former Rangers manager Dick Advocaat has admitted he hopes to see his former side win in the Europa League this evening so compatriot Giovanni van Bronckhorst can ‘push me out of the books’.

Rangers take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final in Seville this evening after a superb run that has seen them beat the likes of Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

They, therefore, head into the final full of confidence but will come up against a Frankfurt side who are also full of belief in their own abilities.

The German side have also had a superb run to the final, famously knocking out Barcelona before also seeing off West Ham in the semi-finals.

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It means the tie will be finely balanced, with Rangers having to put in another top performance if they are to walk away with the trophy.

Advocaat is hoping to see that happen but more out of his allegiance to compatriot Van Bronckhorst than his former employers at Ibrox.

“I really hope he beats Eintracht Frankfurt,” Soccer News report him saying.

“Reaching the final is already beautiful. But if he can give Rangers, with whom I as a former coach also have a very good feeling, that prize, then he can’t break everything there.

“That he would push me out of the books is no problem. He just deserves that if he wins.”

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Arsenal target reveals he’s taking English classes – Dreaming of Europe move as club demand €25m

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Some Arsenal fans are certainly familiar with Palmeiras midfielder Danilo. The 21-year-old, who’s been standing out for the Brazilian club, was repeatedly linked to the Gunners over the past couple of months.

It turns out the player has now been called up by the national team, and that only raises his status. So as he now gave an interview to UOL, he talked about the plans he has for the future, which includes the English lessons he’s been taking.

“They told me: ‘You’ll have a good season and, when the time comes, you’ll leave. How are you going to talk, are you going to communicate with the coach? How is he going to talk to you, how will you understand?” And I thought and said: ‘Wow, that’s right’. Then I started studying it,” Danilo told UOL.

UOL recalls that Danilo faced Chelsea in the Club World Cup, and was able to take a picture with one of his idols, N’Golo Kante. Then the website writes that just like the Frenchman, the Palmeiras player seems destined for the Premier League, and that’s why it would be no surprise to see him practising his English in London, Liverpool or Manchester.

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It’s also said that even though Palmeiras would like to keep him, a sale wouldn’t be bad either. And to let him go, they demand a fee of at least €25m.

“Before going to Europe, you have to play your game, you have to play well for the current team,” he says. “I think that if I keep working well in my team, I think I’ll end up having more chances to fulfil my dream in Europe. Last year, everyone thought about it, but I ended up not leaving, and I’m still in my right mind, working well. And if it’s this season, let it be good for everyone. And if it’s not, I’m still happy and it doesn’t matter.”

Following the many reports regarding Arsenal’s interest in Danilo, the last was made a month ago. At the time, it was said his agent Giuliano Bertolucci was told by Palmeiras they’d only let him leave for €25m, and for now, the Gunners had not presented a bid for the player.

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