According to The Mirror, West Ham United have stepped up their interest in free agent Bernard as the Hammers look to bring the attacker to the London Stadium.
Bernard was linked with West Ham earlier this summer, with the 25-year-old available on a free having left Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of last season.
A number of clubs have been credited with an interest in the Brazilian, but it is understood that West Ham are in a strong position to complete a deal.
The attacker – valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt – won three Ukrainian titles during his time at Shakhtar, whilst his record for the club stands at 28 goals and 35 assists in 157 appearances in all competitions.
It has already been a very busy summer transfer window for West Ham, and it seems that their supporters could be welcoming another new signing before next weekend’s Premier League opener against Liverpool.
The West Ham fans have been offering their views on the Bernard speculation, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Rumours that Bernard might be signing for West Ham have legs. What a window! #WHUFC
— Joe Quantick (@joequan1985) August 3, 2018
— Boleyn Blood (@BoleynBlood) August 3, 2018
He will choose West Ham , he wants to play regularly
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) August 3, 2018
Now that would be a good signing!!
— Page3 (@AotDre) August 3, 2018
Great acquisition he would be
— Kenny Dawson (@pepeDaina) August 3, 2018
— ⚒Olly⚒ (@oljay99) August 3, 2018
I think Max Meyer will be good for Palace, when i see he was on a free thought we should go for him. Think hell make alot of fans delete tweets after he has a good season. I think Bernard will be equally as great for us. #WHUFC #CPFC
— Jordan⚒ (@MichailDiCanio) August 3, 2018