Gazzetta: Chinese ownership blocks transfer of Shakhtar Donetsk star

Brazilian winger Bernard was supposed to join AC Milan at the end of the season on a free transfer but the Chinese ownership has blocked his signing.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports a sensational news today. While the transfer of Shakhtar Donetsk star Bernard to AC Milan seemed just a formality with Massimiliano Mirabelli already having reached an agreement with the Brazilian number 10 everything is about to collapse.

Due to the recent negative results of the Rossoner lately and the underwhelming performance of several players signed last summer seem to have undermined the trust of the Chinese ownership towards the Italian sports director. The Chinese have doubts about the quality of the 25 year old have asked Mirabelli to block the signing of Bernard on a free transfer.

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