Spurs weighing up second bid for Atletico Mineiro starlet Bernard.
Tottenham have sent a scout to watch Brazilian wonderkid Bernard after reportedly seeing a £13.6m bid for the 20-year-old rejected by Atletico Mineiro.
According to reports in the Brazilian media, a Spurs representative will monitor the playmaker at this month’s Conferations Cup.
Bernard has been capped three times by the national team, including in the recent friendly with England, but is expected to play a part in the tournament in his homeland.
The north London outfit will face competition from Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund should they decide to increase their bid for the playmaker.
The Germans have reportedly tabled a £10.2m offer for Bernard, with Atletico holding out for £15.3m.
After the Confederations Cup, Bernard will play the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Miniero and has stressed that any decision on his future will have to wait until after the tournament.
The second leg of the final of that competition is on the July 24 and, if were Atletico to win, they would qualify for the Club World Cup this winter, which could see a deal for Bernard postponed until January.
The youngster has reportedly expressed a desire to move to the Premier League but Bayern Munich defender Dante has attempted to change the youngster’s mind by recommending Bundesliga rivals Dortmund.
“I talked a bit with Bernard and I explained the philosophy of this country,” Dante told ESPN.
“He is a talented boy who will adapt to Germany. I gave him some tips.
“He may not have a physique like many other players, but he is a player who would suit Borussia Dortmund’s style.”