Chelsea and Inter Milan target Gleison Bremer has hinted that he would love a summer move away from Torino amid interests from both European top teams.
The 25-year-old is set to depart the Turin-based club at the end of the 2021/22 season and has sparked interest from clubs all across Europe.
Chelsea and Inter Milan have both been linked with the Brazilian defender, and their efforts have been given a boost by the player’s comment.
Bremer has confirmed that he informed Torino of his plans to leave last summer, and the two sides agreed that he may go this year to continue his development in the hopes of playing at the top level.
“I told the coach and the management: ‘I want to change now’ (last summer). so they told me: ‘stay this year, help us. next year you can take the next step’,” he told ESPN.
“The fans already know that I have this desire to play in the Champions League, to go there to earn a call-up to the Brazilian national team.”
He added: “I need to play at a much better level, so I think it’s a matter of time.
“I’m analysing some proposals, but I think that next season I will no longer play for Torino.”
Bremer has allegedly received a ‘significant bid’ from Thomas Tuchel’s side, while Inter is in discussions to sign the central defender.
Torino is holding out for a price of between €35 and €40 million in negotiations with Inter over a possible transfer.
Chelsea’s willingness to match the value remains to be seen, as they look to complete a summer deal for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
Chelsea will spend wisely this summer, according to co-owner Todd Boehly, who has stated that the club would not risk breaching any Financial Fair Play laws.
“Financial Fair Play is gaining traction, which will limit the ability to acquire players at any cost”, he said. “UEFA takes it very seriously and will continue to do so.
“(More teeth) means financial penalties and disqualification from sporting competitions.”
Chelsea will attempt to emulate Liverpool’s model, which Boehly lauded.
The co-controlling owner added: “If you look at the models that are very successful, Liverpool is a great model.
“Liverpool generates a couple of hundred million more revenue than Chelsea and they generate earnings, so I think there is an opportunity to compete.”