Wenger says no deal for Atletico Mineiro star Bernard.
Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports Arsenal have beaten Premier League rivals Tottenham and Liverpool to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Bernard.
French daily L’Equipe claimed on Monday the 20-year-old Atletico Mineiro forward was set to have a medical in north London on Friday ahead of a £24m switch.
But Wenger has rubbished the rumours, telling the Daily Mirror: “That report is not true.”
Bernard was part of Brazil squad that won the Confederations Cup last month and the young playmaker has been influential in Atletico’s run to the Copa Libertadores final.
The youngster has always insisted he will not make a decision until after the conclusion of the tournament, which is set to finish on Thursday morning.
Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund and Porto have all also been linked with Bernard.