After weeks of saying that a deal could be done with Everton for Bernard if Robin Olsen was involved, the Italian media are now slowly backing away from it.
It could still happen, of course, since he is a target of theirs, but the conditions to make a deal happen are changing by the day.
Corriere dello Sport bring us their latest on Tuesday, explaining that Stephan El Shaarawy remains the number one priority for Tiago Pinto, AS Roma’s general director.
It’s stated that despite Paulo Fonseca having personally ‘requested’ Bernard to those in charge of transfers, they are ‘stalling’ in hope of getting their former player back on what would be a free transfer from Shenghai Shenhua.
Should that happen, Roma ‘could sink the blow’ for the Brazilian who ‘has a valuation of over €10m and a contract expiring in 2022’.