With the summer transfer window set to open, we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news involving Arsenal. Today, a Brazilian midfielder denies talks of a move.
Brazilian midfielder Hernanes has insisted he has no plans to leave Lazio, despite speculation linking him with Arsenal.
According to ESPN, Hernanes has been linked with a move to the Emirates while Russian big-spenders Anzhi Makhachkala have also been credited with interest amid rumours the 26-year-old was eyeing a summer move away from Italy.
However, the player has been quoted as saying that he is aware of rumours linking him with a move, but he has no desire to leave the Stadio Olimpico any time soon.
“I don’t have any plans to move. I have also heard those rumours but there is no truth in what is being said. I am leaving for Brazil for 15 days and then I will return to Rome to begin pre-season training with Lazio.”
Hernanes was quoted as saying by ESPN
The midfielder has spent two seasons with Lazio following an £11.2 million move from Sao Paulo and has settled well in Italy, netting 8 goals in 31 games last season.
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However, it’s rumoured that the player is eager for greater exposure at one of Europe’s top clubs in order to boost his chances of holding down a regular spot in the Brazilian national team.
This one was always a long shot. There was never any real foundation to the transfer gossip and i never really thought a move to Arsenal was on the cards.
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