Bernard flattered by Porto interest

The creative midfielder has revealed that he has already discussed a potential summer move to the Portuguese champions with fellow Brazilian Hulk
Brazil international Bernard has admitted that he is flattered by Porto's interest, but has stressed that he does not have a preference as to his next destination.

The Atletico Mineiro midfielder is continually being linked with a move to Europe, with clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur and the Portuguese champions all closely monitoring his situation, and a move to the Dragao could prove to be too tempting to turn down.

"I do not really have a preference. The European transfer window is open at the moment and I have also been linked with other good clubs," he told A Bola.

"But Porto are a very good club, with a great structure and are always in the Champions League. I am proud to be linked to a club like that.

"When I heard about Porto's interest, the first name that came to mind was Hulk. I have spoken with him and he's told me all about Porto.

"He's assured me that Porto are a big club who are run very well. He said nothing but wonderful things."

The 20-year-old has a contract with Atletico Mineiro until 2017.