New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has wasted no time in the transfer market and, after focusing on defence, is now chasing significant attacking reinforcements.
The Hammers are widely reported to be closing in on a deal to bring Felipe Anderson to the London Stadium from Lazio and it’s now suggested they are also eyeing a compatriot of the winger.
Respected journalist Alfredo Pedulla shared on his official website that West Ham are showing an interest in Shakhtar Donetsk’s Bernard, who is set to leave Ukraine when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Pellegrini was eyeing the 25-year-old for Hebei China Fortune prior to his return to the Premier League and is now seeking to bring the Brazil ace to east London.
Capped 14 times by Brazil, although he has not featured for his nation since 2014, Bernard has spent his five seasons in Europe with Shakhtar.
A move to the Premier League could give him the chance to rekindle his international career, while presenting West Ham with a devastating attacking line.