Man United target sends Erik ten Hag clear transfer message as Matthijs de Ligt talks continue

Joshua Zirkzee of Bologna Fc and Gleison Bremer of Juventus FC battle for the ball during the Serie A TIM match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2023
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Gleison Bremer, the 27 year old Brazilian defender currently playing for Juventus, has expressed his flattery over Manchester United's interest in him. However, he insists that he is content at Juventus.

Bremer joined Juventus from local rivals Torino two years ago in a £42m transfer deal. Despite Juventus' financial struggles, which have led to speculation that they might sell the highly-rated defender, Bremer remains committed to his current team.

Manchester United are reportedly on the hunt for at least one centre-back before the summer transfer window closes. They are currently in discussions to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Bayern Munich and have already made an unsuccessful bid for Everton's young star, Jarrad Branthwaite.

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If United decide to shift their focus, they could try to persuade the two-time Serie A defender of the year. Speaking ahead of Brazil's exit from the Copa America at the hands of Uruguay on Saturday, as quoted by the Mirror, Bremer said: "I am flattered by the interest of some top clubs but I am already in a great team like Juventus.

"I am very focused on the Copa America. I have many goals. I want to play one or two World Cups and I want to continue fighting for important titles in Europe."

Bremer also expressed excitement about the opportunity to work under newly-appointed Juve manager Thiago Motta, known for his progressive, attack-minded style of football. Motta previously guided Bologna into the Champions League and impressed at Spezia.

"He will be welcomed very well by the entire squad," said Bremer. "He is a great professional who is doing a brilliant job and I think it was a great choice by the club. As for me, I will do my best to help him adapt as soon as possible."

The right-footed centre-back, named after the late German legend Andreas Brehme, added: "I feel very good about everything I have done in recent seasons. Little by little we are helping Juventus to return to being an elite team and to fight for major goals. I really hope that next season will be a season of great joy for all of us, the players and fans."

United have until Sunday, August 30 to finalise their signings.