Sunday 18 March 2018

Transfer watch: Brazilian Bernard can move on – for €25M fee

Atletico Mineiro say that Brazil international Bernard can leave if they are offered at least €25m.

The 20-year-old, strongly linked with Arsenal, has previously claimed that Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk have already made offers for his signature.

Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund are also reported to have shown past interest in the winger, who recently helped his club clinch the Copa Libertadores with a penalty win over Olimpia of Paraguay.

But, despite some reports claiming Bernard was on the cusp of a medical with Arsenal, Atletico Mineiro's director of football Eduardo Maluf says the offer they would require has yet to be received.

"The president has made it clear that if there is a €25m offer, he will sell Bernard and we will sign another player," Maluf declared.


Premier League newcomers Hull City are close to signing the striker Yannick Sagbo after his French club Evian announced they had reached agreement for his sale.

The 25-year-old had reportedly been in east Yorkshire to discuss terms with Hull and to undergo a medical ahead of a £3m move.

Sagbo, an Ivory Coast international, has previously been linked to Celtic and West Ham, the club of his half-brother, Guy Demel.

The Hull manager, Steve Bruce, has spoken of his admiration for the forward, who has previously played for Monaco.


Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Belgium international winger Nacer Chadli from Dutch club FC Twente.

The 23-year-old Chadli has spent three seasons in the Eredivisie with Twente and scored in both Champions League ties against Spurs during the 2010-11 season.

Chadli has 14 international caps after initially representing Morocco in a non-competitive fixture before deciding to change allegiance and turn out for Belgium.

He made a name for himself at AGOVV Apeldoorn before enjoying a successful spell in Holland, scoring 31 goals for Twente and prompting Tottenham to make their move – with the transfer fee reported to be around £7m mark.

Irish Independent

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