Atletico Mineiro playmaker Bernard has revealed that he has offers from numerous clubs in Europe as Arsenal continue to be heavily linked with a move for the highly-rated Brazilian.

The 20 year old has accepted that he has played his final game for Mineiro after helping the side win the Copa Libertadores and it seems he is not set to leave the Brazilian club in order to test himself at a major European club.

Arsenal have been consistently linked with Bernard in recent weeks with some reports suggesting that he was set for a medical. Arsene Wenger stringently denied these claims but it seems there is genuine interest from at least one Premier League side.

"I'll keep working until the board decides something about the transfer," Bernard told Sportv. "There are offers from English football, Shakhtar and Porto."

Bernard had suggested that he was happy to remain with Mineiro but after their Libertadores triumph, the midfielder appears to have accepted that he will move on.

"If I could, I would stay here the rest of my life," he added. "I don't know what can happen with me but, if I leave, I know I will have done my job. I have said a thousand times that I want to stay, but it doesn't depend on me now.

"I made it clear that, if I stay or not, I wanted to leave here with an important title. It's up to God to decide if I stay or not, up to God, [Atletico Mineiro's] presidency and the board.

"I am very happy and I want to celebrate this title, which is one of the most important ones I will have in my life."

Should Arsenal decide to pursue the attacking midfielder then they would be forced to break their transfer record as Mineiro's director of football Eduardo Maluf revealed that they would only accept an offer of €25m.

"The president has made it clear that if there is a 25m euros offer, he will sell Bernard and we will sign another player," said Maluf, as quoted on

"Otherwise Bernard stays. He is young and can leave at the end of the year. Arsenal have denied the Bernard rumour. He is the great player of the moment."