The Portugal international feels ready for a new challenge and has been assured he won't be stopped from leaving after a heart-to-heart with manager Pep Guardiola.
Atletico are keen to take Bernardo to Spain, where coach Diego Simeone is a fan.
Mundo Deportivo says Barcelona are also interested, though will need to sell players first to make room for the playmaker.
As such, Atletico are regarded as favourites for his signature should he seek a move to LaLiga.
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