Shakhtar offer €25m for Atlético Mineiro's Bernard - report
Shakhtar Donetsk have offered €25 million for Atlético Mineiro's attacker Bernard according to reports in Brazil.
ESPN Brasil claims that the only offer on the table is from the Ukrainian giants despite reported interest from FC Porto, Arsenal and Liverpool.
However, it is thought that Bernard is reluctant to play in Ukraine and according to his father, prefers Portugal as a destination.
This comes after news of a €16m bid from Arsenal was rejected last week as it was far below the club's valuation of the player.
"We have not had a proposal for the player which meets the president's value. But we have had proposals, Bernard is very popular, but this squad will continue for now," Atlético's director of football Eduardo Maluf told reporters.
"Every day we have to disprove rumours. Here comes a newspaper from France, which gives all the details of the negotiation, but Bernard was present today, and Bernard is here training.
"The president has made it clear: if we have a great offer, he will be sold and you will know. But he plays for Atlético-MG and this speculation has been going for months."