Man Utd learn 'asking price' to land top class Serie A defender this summer

Erik ten Hag is expected to prioritise defensive signings at Man Utd in the summer.

Manchester United are thought to be interested in Gleison Bremer and any summer move for the Juventus centre-back will reportedly cost around £60million.

Bremer is among several defenders to have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months, with United keen to strengthen in that area of the pitch ahead of next season. The Brazilian was signed by Juventus as the replacement for Matthijs de Ligt - another reported target - in the summer of 2022 and has gone from strength to strength with the Italian giants.

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An ever-present in the Juventus back-line, Bremer has started all 22 Serie A games and is crucial to what is the league's second-best defence, conceding just 13 goals. That form has intensified interest and Calciomercato reports that United made 'concrete steps' to ascertain an asking price.

Juventus have returned and 'notified' United that they will demand at least €70m (£59.9m) in order to come to the table this summer. They are said to be aware of Bremer's 'ambitions' which could see him leave for the riches of Premier League football.

Bremer, who initially penned a five-year deal in 2022, agreed to a 12-month extension that would theoretically keep him in Turin until 2028. That strengthens Juventus' negotiating stance and the likelihood of having Champions League football next season - they are in a two-horse title race and all but guaranteed a spot in Europe - puts them in a good position.

United will likely need at least two defensive additions in the summer, with uncertainty over a number of their current options. Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans are both set to leave as free agents on June 30, while Harry Maguire was up for sale last year and it is unclear whether he is in Erik ten Hag's long-term plans.

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Ten Hag is keen to lower the age profile in that area of the pitch and so a move Bremer, 26, fits that desire. United have also been linked to the likes of Ronald Araujo, Jarrad Branthwaite and Jean-Clair Todibo.

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