Internacional and Botafogo Chase Gregore in MLS

Brazilian clubs engage in a battle for the midfielder, with Botafogo leading and Internacional scrambling not to fall behind and Bahia also joins the fray
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Internacional and Botafogo find themselves in a fierce competition for midfielder Gregore, currently with Inter Miami. After missing out on the opportunity to sign Jean Lucas, Internacional is focusing its efforts on securing a midfielder and now has its sights set on the talented player showcasing his skills on American soccer fields.

The saga takes another turn with Botafogo fully entering the race for the signing. Despite being aware of the high cost of the transaction, the Rio de Janeiro club has expressed interest and, to make the deal more enticing, is considering including defender Victor Cuesta as part of the package. It's a bold strategy that, if realized, could reshape the direction of the alvinegro squad.

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While Botafogo and Internacional engage in a behind-the-scenes duel, Bahia emerges as a third player in this intriguing storyline. Even on the verge of finalizing the deal for Jean Lucas, the northeastern club doesn't hesitate to express interest in Gregore, adding more spice to a negotiation already full of twists and turns.

The differentiating factor in this equation appears to be the financial strength of the involved clubs. Both Botafogo and Bahia, as indicated, currently possess greater economic capacity, a factor that places Internacional as the third interested party, racing to avoid missing out.

The resolution of this plot promises to be unveiled in the coming days when we'll learn which club will secure Gregore's signature.