Besiktas are closing in on the capture of Bernard according to reports circulating in the Turkish media.
Fanatik.com report that the reigning Turkish Super Lig champions have ramped up talks with the Brazilian midfielder’s agent as they look to secure his signature ahead of a number of others interested. In fact, there is an agreement in principle between the Brazilian international and the Black Eagles.
Bernard’s contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expires in the summer and his availability alerted Inter. However, after some initial talks, Inter chose not to pursue the 25-year-old due to his excessive wage demands.
Bernard has made 29 appearances for the Ukrainian side thus far this season, scoring no less than 10 goals while providing four assists also.
It is also understood that there was a wealth of interest from Premier League trio Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea but now Bernard looks to be just a step away from completing a summer switch to the Turkish capital of Istanbul.