Inter reportedly have a provisional agreement with Hernanes in place, but are yet to agree terms with Lazio.
Whilst both the Brazilian and Aquile President Claudio Lotito have indicated that the playmaker is not intending to be sold this market, rumours continue to suggest as he enters the final 18 months of his contract that a certain price will be enough to tempt a transfer.
Even as Lotito has laughed off a particular valuation of €17m, it is indicated that offers of €20m or more would start negotiations moving.
Whilst Inter are seen as yet to reach such a mark in apparent early talks, the Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that they cannot be discredited from striking a deal, having reportedly now reached a provisional contract agreement with Hernanes.
Believed to have been specifically brokered through the player’s entourage, it is understood that a contract paying out €3m a year plus bonuses has been accepted.
The Nerazzurri, whilst reluctant to reach the cash value Lazio are seen to be after, are believed ready and looking to include players in part-exchange, including Mauro Icardi and Marco Andreolli.
There has also been talk of Marko Livaja, co-owned between Inter and Atalanta, being included, and his agent Federico Pastorello is quoted as saying: “He has been offered to Lazio.”