Chelsea are on the verge of signing former Shakhtar Donestk winger Bernard after conceding defeat within the race to land Russian World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin, in accordance to studies.
The Blues had been in talks with CSKA attacking midfielder Golovin over a summer time swap as new boss Maurizio Sarri seems to bolster his choices, however the 22-year-old has opted to be part of Monaco as an alternative.
But Chelsea have moved on rapidly, with Brazilian publication GloboEsporte reporting that the west London membership will snap up Bernard on a free transfer.
The 25-year-old, out of contract because the finish of the season, has been inundated with affords since leaving Shakhtar and is obtainable for nothing.
GloboEsporte declare Bernard has 12 official proposals from the likes of West Ham, Leicester City, Wolfsburg and Palmeiras – however it’s Chelsea who look set to win the race to sign him.
Chelsea have supplied Bernard a profitable contract which he’s proud of, and the Blues are his most well-liked alternative as he’s attracted to each the membership and the prospect of residing in London.
He is now prepared to reject all different affords and sign for Chelsea on a free transfer, the place he’s anticipated to present cowl and competitors to Sarri’s current attacking choices.
Bernard is a full Brazil worldwide, making 14 appearances for the Selecao, although was not a part of their World Cup squad and has not obtained a call-up since their disappointing efficiency within the match on dwelling soil 4 years in the past.
He had a formidable marketing campaign for Shakhtar final season – scoring 10 occasions in all competitions, his largest haul since transferring to Europe – whereas the Ukrainian aspect paid £22m after they signed him 5 years in the past.
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