Atletico qualified for the competition by winning the Copa Libertadores last week, and Bernard is now likely to delay any move to Europe until the new year.
“We are studying the possibility that I could stay until the end of the year,” he is quoted as saying by UOL.
“I do not necessarily want to go, if an opportunity presents itself, I could sign and join the team in January. I want to play at the Club World Cup and win the title with Atlético.
“I want to resolve this situation as quickly as possible because it is becoming annoying. Yes of course, I want to stay.”