Date: 18th July 2018 at 5:00am
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have bolstered their ranks significantly under the guidance of Unai Emery but continue to eye additional recruits in the market.

The additions of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and Lucas Torreira has bolstered between the sticks, in defence and in midfield – but lack depth in wide areas.

Italian broadcaster Premium Sport, cited by InsideFutbol, claim are one of three sides vying for the services of 14-cap Brazil international Bernard, who is available on a free transfer.

The highly-rated attacker left Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of his contract in June and is now available on the market, which has alerted Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton – while previous reports have also claimed interest from West Ham.

Liverpool’s recent capture of Xherdan Shaqiri from means the Reds may not need another wide forward, whereas Bernard would fit the bill for as a starter. At Arsenal, he would be forced to battle the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and for first-team opportunities.