Spurs were one of the teams interested in signing Brazilian winger Bernard but were unwilling to match his £200k per week wage demands, according to The Guardian.
The 25-year-old was reportedly demanding a weekly wage which would put him up there as Tottenham’s joint top earner with Harry Kane.
Having cost Shakhtar £13m in 2013, Bernard is now a free agent after rejecting a new deal with the Ukranian side.
The Lilywhites have been linked to Bernard before, having approached Shakhtar Donetsk when Bernard was granted a move to Ukraine.
Bernard has only featured 14 times for Brazil with the likes of Neymar and Phillipe Coutinho to name just a few ahead of him on the national side’s team sheet.
In his 96 appearances for Shakhtar, Bernard has managed to score on just 14 occasions and grabbing 24 assists.
However, Spurs were not the only English team to show interest in the Brazilian as Everton close in on securing the winger’s signature.
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