Everton forward Bernard has been offered to Serie A side Roma, as they hunt for additions to their frontline this summer.
The club look set to lose Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with the Armenian more likely to return to Arsenal from his loan spell than stay in Rome at this moment in time.
They are evaluating several options to replace him and, according to LaRoma24.it, one player who has been proposed to them is Everton’s Bernard.
The website claim that the 27-year-old is one of several Brazilian players that have been suggested as targets, with Roma ‘carefully evaluating the various hypotheses.’
It is not made clear whether it is Everton or the player’s agents who have put him forward, although given Roma are looking at several other Brazil players in that position, it’s easier to imagine it is the latter.
At this stage the Italian side are merely looking at their options but should they make a move, they will likely find the Blues resistant to a sale.
Bernard has proven popular at Goodison Park since his arrival on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 and has been a regular under Carlo Ancelotti so far.
Indeed, he’s only failed to make the squad for one of the Italian’s league games in charge and started in six of those ten fixtures.
That would suggest Ancelotti is a fan of him too, which makes any departure unlikely unless the price was too good to refuse or Bernard pushes for it himself.