Blues target Atletico Mineiro’s little dribbling wizard.
According to reports from Brazilian website GloboEsporte, the 20-year-old winger has attracted the interest of Chelsea. Amid the Stamford Bridge outfit’s recent struggles both on and off the pitch, one bright spot has been the production shown by its ever-growing Brazilian contingent. It seems they will continue to pursue that avenue with yet another samba star.
One of Bernard’s agents Adriano Spadotto has played down the rumours, saying these were normal for this time of year, but there was nothing concrete as of yet. Spadotto also mentioned that any transfer negotiation regarding his client went through the club chairman Alexandre Kalil and influential agent Giuliano Bertolucci, stressing it was pure speculation.
Coincidentally however, Bertolucci happens to represent the Blues’ trio of David Luiz, Oscar and Lucas Piazon. This could be a strong indication that Bernard may soon be on his way to South West London to join them.
Bernard has been in splendid form during the league season, forming a formidable pairing with Ronaldinho and helping the Belo Horizonte club to a Libertadores place, after 13 years. He is favoured to win the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ Award for this season in Brazil and has also reportedly received an offer from Russia.
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