CHELSEA’s need to cover up a potential central defensive crisis prompted them to add Torino’s Gleison Bremer to their list of possible targets.
The Blues could lose Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta this summer when their contracts expire.
The club have yet to agree new terms with any of the quartets, leaving them with the risk of seeing them all leave Stamford Bridge at once.
As a result, Chelsea is drawing a list of potential alternatives with Bremer, 24, high on their list of targets.
scouts for the European champions are understood to have watched Bremer against Empoli last week and they were impressed by the powerful defender.
Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool have been linked with the Brazilian, but now Chelsea are ready to join the race for a talented centre-back.
Bremer impressed in Serie A with Torino after joining Atletico Mineiro in 2018.
And the Italian club are bracing for offers for Bremer as he enters the final 18 months of his contract at Turin.
Torino paid only £ 5.2 million for the services of the Brazilian player.
However, the Italians will be hoping to make a substantial profit from the talent they bought three years ago.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4254208/chelsea-gleison-bremer-transfer-torino/ Chelsea join the hunt for Torino defender Gleison Bremer as they prepare for a defensive exodus in the summer