Monday, 27th January, 2014

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has set out his stall regarding midfielder Hernanes, insisting that only an "indecent" offer will find favour with him.

The Brazilian midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs in the current transfer window, including English Premier League trio Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, La Liga side Atletico Madrid and Serie A giants Inter.

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Hernanes is thought to be open to leaving Lazio and with a contract that is due to expire in the summer of 2015 is not in a weak position.

But Lotito is putting up the barricades and will only release the Brazilian if a big bid arrives, that being a sum substantially more than the €17m figure which has been mooted.


"If there is an offer, we will look at it, but only if it is an indecent proposal", Lotito told Sportmediaset.

"€17m? This figure does not match the quality of the player.

"He is not for sale and to this day we have not received any offer."

The 28-year-old has made 17 appearances for Lazio in Serie A so far this season, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

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