Arsenal are in advanced talks to land Atletico Mineiro sensation Bernard. The London Evening Standard says Arsenal are on the verge of finally making their first major signing of the summer as they close in on a club record deal for Brazil international Bernard.

Tottenham, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto have also been keen to buy the Atletico Mineiro but Arsenal are in advanced negotiations with Atletico Mineiro over a £21million switch.

Sources in France suggest Bernard has agreed a five-year contract worth £50,000-a-week after tax and will be in London on Friday for a medical.