Atlético Mineiro coach Cuca admits Bernard is set to leave
Atlético Mineiro coach Cuca has admitted that star attacker Bernard is set to leave the club soon with Shakhtar Donetsk reportedly close to a deal.
The Ukraine giants have agreed a fee with Atlético, and with no other club prepared to match their bid, it seems Bernard will be moving soon.
"He will travel, he will do what he needs to do,” Cuca told Record. "It's virtually impossible for Bernard to stay here, it's not me who has the say, he has fulfilled his part."
Bernard has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks as the Brazilian was linked with moves to Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto as well as the Premier League.
Earlier this week, club president Alexandre Kalil revealed that Shakhtar were the only club with a bid accepted.
The eccentric chief also quashed rumours of any deal being agreed with either Tottenham or Arsenal.
"Tottenham made an offer of €18 million for Bernard but they withdrew. Arsenal told us that they would bid but never did so. So what we have now is a €25m bid from Shakhtar," Kalil told Radio Itatiaia.
This now leaves Bernard with only one destination, but his father went public recently with a desire to see his son at Porto.