Atletico Mineiro manager Cuca expects to lose star midfielder Bernard this summer.

The Brazil international is a confirmed target for Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas and also has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.

Cuca told UOL: "Atletico Mineiro won't be able to keep Bernard, but this is natural.

"We have to take advantage of having him in Libertadores and if he leaves, as it seems it will happen, it's up to us to develop another player like him."