Hernanes staying put
Brazil midfielder Hernanes has no plans to leave Lazio this summer, despite reports suggesting otherwise. The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico, with Arsenal and Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala among the clubs reportedly keen to acquire his services.
But, speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Hernanes said: "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 joined Lazio from Sao Paulo for £11.2m two years ago and has been a pivotal player for i Biancoceleste since then. He scored eight goals in 31 league appearances for Lazio in the 2011/12 season and is under contract with the capital club until June 2015.