Brazilian is one of the most coveted attackers in Europe at present.
Serie A giants Lazio have confirmed that they hope to be able to sit down with in-demand midfield player Hernanes imminently in order to discuss terms over a new contract in the Italian capital, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The highly rated Brazil international has been tracked by a whole host of big-name clubs from across the Continent of late, with both Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur having been linked with Hernanes, while big-spending Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain are also known to be keen on the player.
However, Lazio president Claudio Lotito has now revealed that the Romans are aiming to enter into face-to-face discussions with the 28-year-old shortly about extending their star man’s stay at the Stadio Olimpico.
“We have a meeting regarding the contract of Hernanes pencilled in for the next few weeks,” said Lotito.
“Am I hopeful? I’m used to dealing with facts. I don’t bandage up my head before breaking it.”
Hernanes has been with Lazio now since August 2010, when the player joined the club from Brazilian side Sao Paulo on a five-year deal for a fee of just 11.1 million euros.
And in the intervening three-year period in Rome, Hernanes has gone on to prove himself to be one of the most accomplished midfielders plying their trade in Serie A, with the Brazilian having scored an impressive 37 goals in total in just 132 matches in his first three campaigns in Italy.