Arsenal target Bernard has taken a step closer to completing a switch to the Premier League after admitting there had been bids made for his services, according to the Daily Star.
The 20-year-old Brazilian has been attracting strong interest from a host of top European clubs, with Arsenal thought to be in pole position to complete a club record signing.
The youngster – currently at Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro – ensured he went out with a bang however, helping his side come back from 2-0 down to triumph over Paraguayan team Club Olimpia in a penalty shoot-out, winning a dramatic 2013 Copa Libertadores Final.
The young star spoke after the game, and revealed he was delighted to have met his target of leaving the team on the back of a famous win.
“I do not know what will happen to me from tomorrow,” he said.
“If I stay or not, I have made it clear that I wanted to leave here with a big title, so I have fulfilled my goal, which I promised to fulfil.
“It is up to God to decide if I stay or not, it’s up to God and also the presidency, to Alexandre Kalil, to the board.”
Bernard also revealed Arsenal were not the only side to make an offer for his services by claiming: “I’ll keep working until the board decides something about the transfer. There are offers from English football Shakhtar and Porto.”