It has been revealed that Atletico Madrid have pulled out of the race to sign Lazio playmaker Hernanes.
Stories emerged earlier this week suggesting that the Spanish title contenders could bid for the Brazil international.
However, Tutto Mercato Web have claimed that Diego Simeone’s men have decided not to go in for the trequartista for budgetary reasons.
The website reports that the Vicente Calderon outfit deem Hernanes too expensive at the moment, and won’t bid for the Biancocelesti man.
TMW however, claim that should he still be available in the summer, the Rojiblancos may rekindle their interest in the 28-year-old.
Inter are said to be in pole position for Hernanes in this window.
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