Tottenham target Bernard in no rush to leave Atletico Mineiro

The Brazil international, who has been linked with a move to Spurs and Borussia Dortmund, says he will not leave the club before the conclusion of their Copa Libertadores campaign
Tottenham target Bernard is adamant that he has no intention of leaving Atletico Mineiro ahead of the run-in to their Copa Libertadores campaign.

The 20-year-old as been targeted for a summer move by Spurs and Borussia Dortmund, with Brazil international team-mate Dante urging a switch to the Bundesliga, but the player himself says he is in no rush to play in Europe.

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The attacking midfielder wants to help his current side against the best of South America before any potential move to either the Premier League or the Bundesliga.

The Brazilian told Globo Esporte: "There is no chance I will leave before the Libertadores.

"I have made that clear to Atletico. If they want to sell me, do so after the Libertadores. I want to make history at this club.

"There is nothing right now, just speculation. The club's president has said I am unlikely to stay, that it will be hard to keep me, so I am waiting on a decision.

"If he decides something, we will sit down and talk and decide what is best for everyone."

Atletico Mineiro president Alexandre Kalili has remained tight-lipped over the midfielder's future, telling Superesportes: "I won't talk about this. I will only talk when he is sold."