Everton winger Bernard is set to complete a move away from the club before deadline day, with Al-Nasr keen to finalise a deal.

That’s according to Fussball Transfers, who say the Saudi Arabian club want to loan the Brazilian until the end of the season.

However, that deal will include a ‘purchase obligation’ of €5m to ensure that Everton get Bernard off the wage bill at the end of the season.

Bernard has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park since last summer, when Roma were keen to sign him and made a late move at the end of the transfer window.

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They reignited that interest this month but recent reports have indicated that they gave up on a deal after finding negotiations with Everton too difficult.

With that development, it appeared that Bernard would be staying on Merseyside, but FT say that won’t be the case.

According to their information he ‘will leave Everton’ before deadline day next Monday, with Al-Nasr pushing to complete a loan deal until the end of the season.

As stated, that will include a purchase obligation of €5m once the loan expires, meaning Everton will make a small profit on a player who arrived on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018.