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Man Utd preparing move to sign Coppa Italia winner, transfer will cost £60m

Manchester United sent scouts to monitor Juventus defender Gleison Bremer during the recent Coppa Italia final against Atalanta, according to Tuttosport.

The Red Devils have been monitoring the centre-back, and they were watching him at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night.

United are prepared to ‘attack’ for his signature this summer, but Tuttosport (via TuttoMercatoWeb) add that the Bianconeri will want at least €70 million (£60m) for him.

The Turin giants have identified Bologna’s Riccardo Calafiori as his potential replacement. The Serie A outfit plan to spend around €25m to sign the Italian ace.

United should negotiate lower fee for Bremer

The 27-year-old has been one of Serie A’s best-performing centre-backs. He has had a passing accuracy of 86 percent this term with an average of four long balls.

He has won 5.3 duels and 1.6 tackles per game. The Coppa Italia winner has also averaged 4.1 clearances and 5.4 recoveries while keeping 15 clean sheets in Serie A.

With Raphael Varane set to leave on a free transfer, Bremer could be considered a quality replacement.

However, the Red Devils must not pay over the odds. Bremer has built his reputation in Serie A where the games are more tactical and less intense.

He would have to deal with higher-intensity games in the Premier League. Kalidou Koulibaly is an example of a centre-back who struggled at Chelsea after standing out for Napoli.

There is a potential risk involved if Bremer does not adapt. United should not spend more than €50m (£43m) for the former Torino defender.

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