Lazio director Igli Tare insists they “have not reached a deal” with Inter for Hernanes, but he’s in Milan for talks.
The day has been dominated by the Brazilian midfielder, who burst into tears when leaving a training session this afternoon and had to be comforted by fans.
“Hernanes? We made our proposal for a contract renewal, now it’s up to him to choose,” Tare told Sky Sport Italia as he arrived in Milan.
“We have not reached a deal with Inter. Are we close? No.”
There are reports Hernanes has already agreed personal terms with the Nerazzurri for wages that will rise to €3.7m per season including performance-related bonuses.
It is also rumoured he left Rome this evening via train to reach Milan, where he will undergo a medical ahead of the last details.
The problem therefore is the transfer fee, but the latest rumours suggest Inter could close a deal for €15m cash.
Only a few days ago Lazio President Claudio Lotito scoffed at a reported €17m offer, insisting “they could buy his left boot for that.”