Shakhtar lodge €22m bid for Tottenham target Bernard - report
Shakhtar Donetsk have entered the race for Atlético Mineiro attacking midfielder Bernard according to reports in Brazil.
UOL claims that a €22 million bid has been lodged by the Ukrainian club for the services of the midfielder.
Bernard has been a target for Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham this summer along with fellow Brazilians Paulinho and Leandro Damião.
The bid is believed to be the highest received by Atlético so far and UOL claims the club are considering it carefully.
It has been reported before that Atlético demanded a total of €25m for the player but a compromise could be reached.
Shakhtar are looking for replacements for Fernandinho and Willian who both departed the club in the last six months and could also lose Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Already they have snapped up Wellington Nem from Fluminense and Grêmio's Fernando while they are close to signing Internacional's Fred.