Lazio ace Hernanes rejected the opportunity to join Tottenham this summer, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.
According to the publication, the Premiership side made contact with the capital club and the Brazilian’s entourage.
Spurs are alleged to have tabled a €15m bid, but neither the Stadio Olimpico outfit nor the player himself were interested.
The South American is a 27-year-old midfielder who moved to the Biancocelesti in August 2010, from Sao Paulo, for a fee of around €11m.
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