Everton and West Ham could be forced to cool their interest in Gleison Bremer after the Torino defender sustained an ankle injury during pre-season training, per Calciomercato.
Bremer sustained the issue on Saturday morning as Il Toro prepared to face Brixen in a friendly. Ivan Juric’s side still won the tie 5-1 as they ramp up preparations for the new Serie A season. Those plans include facing Saudi Arabian side Al-Fateh on Tuesday afternoon.
But Bremer will not be available to face Yannick Ferrera’s visitors as he continues to sit out training. The Brazilian is not thought to have sustained any serious ankle damage, but it is enough to keep him off the pitches and away from his teammates.
Torino have not put a timescale on Bremer’s return, leaving Everton and West Ham with a nervy wait. The Premier League rivals are among a clutch of clubs to have shown interest in a transfer for the 24-year-old. That’s according to Toro News, who added Fulham to the list.
Each of the English trio have also seen Torino reject their offers for Bremer in the past. But Toro News expect them to revive their interest after the centre-half helped Il Toro avoid relegation. Liverpool were also a potential suitor in the past with Jurgen Klopp an admirer.
But the Reds’ £36m deal for RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate may take them out of the market. Especially as La Stampa report Torino doubled their valuation to £26m after Bremer shone – to earn interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona – during their difficult Serie A campaign.
Everton and West Ham face nervy wait over Torino defender Bremer
Everton and West Ham face a nervy wait to see how Bremer responds from his injury before advancing their interest in the Torino defender. Both are still in the market for a new centre-half, with Rafa Benitez facing difficulties in his rumoured pursuit of Clement Lenglet.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace look set to beat West Ham to Joachim Andersen. The Mirror reported the Irons’ interest in April, but Le Progress claim the Eagles lead the race after bidding £19m. Patrick Vieira’s side are also willing to pay £4m in add-ons.
West Ham and Everton missing out on alternative targets will be doubly disappointing if Bremer’s injury stops him leaving Torino. The Brazilian is a strong tackler who excels at dispossessing opponents, and could have been ideal for the Premier League.