Premier League - Arsenal and Tottenham target Bernard nears Shakhtar move

Atletico Mineiro's Bernard could be on his way to Shakhtar after Arsenal and Tottenham failed to meet the club's valuation.

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Premier League - Arsenal and Tottenham target Bernard nears Shakhtar move
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The 20-year-old Brazil international has been widely tipped for a move to a top European club this summer with Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly interested in the player.

Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk are the only team to have a bid accepted for the player however, with the fee in the region of £22 million.

Bernard has since stated that he is set to visit Ukraine but insists that no deal has been agreed and it is simply a visit for the purpose of viewing their facilities.

"It's just a visit, there won't be any medical," Bernard said. "Nothing is certain and I won't sign any documents.

"I made it clear to them that I would only visit so that I could see their facilities."

Atletico president Alexande Kalil has spoke of the English sides interested in his player.

"Tottenham made an offer of 18m euros (£15.7m) for Bernard, but they withdrew," he told Radio Itatiaia.

"Arsenal told us that they would bid, but never did. So what we have now is a 25m euros (£21.8m) bid from Shakhtar."

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