Atletico Mineiro's president Alexandre Kalil says there is English interest in attacking midfielder Bernard.
The Brazilian has been linked previously with Chelsea, but Kalil refused to be drawn on the name of the club.
Kalil said: "I have talked directly with the president of an English club, which are the club who are closest to signing him.
"Some time ago a German club came here and talked with me but we didn't talk about a value. Then, they left."
Bernard has one cap for the senior Brazil side.