Chelsea favourites to land Brazilian Bernard

Matt Debono

Chelsea have emerged as the favourites to sign former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Bernard this summer, as the Brazilian is currently a free agent.

His deal with the Shakhtar ended this summer after he let his contract run down, and now Globo Esporte report that the Blues are the number one contenders to land the 25-year-old.

Bernard reportedly favours a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, with his ideal location being in London, and with the opportunity to land the Brazilian on a free, it is a 'no risk' move for Chelsea.

Chelsea missed out on midfield target Aleksandr Golovin.
Chelsea missed out on midfield target Aleksandr Golovin.

Fellow Premier League clubs West Ham and Leicester City are interested in him, however his heart looks set on Chelsea - but does Maurizio Sarri need him after the addition of Jorginho?

He will become a squad player, and with the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley already amongst the ranks, it will make it even harder for either one of them to break through. But you can never turn down a bargain, can you?

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