Arsenal & Tottenham boosted by Hernanes news

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Brazil international Hernanes will not sign a contract extension at Lazio, according to Italian football journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

The 28-year-old - who has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea in recent months - has been at Lazio since 2010 after joining from Brazilian club São Paulo.

He has impressed during his spell at the Stadio Olimpico, scoring 37 goals in 132 appearances for the Serie A outfit.

But Lazio could soon find themselves in a position where they need to sell the Brazilian - or risk losing him on a free transfer when his contract expires in 2015.

Hernanes recently stated that he would only consider his future after the 2014 World Cup finals - but this latest news suggests he is open to the idea of leaving Lazio, and possibly Serie A too.

According to reports in Brazil, Arsenal and Tottenham are leading the race for the midfielder, but the north London duo can expect more competition for his signature in the build-up to next summer's World Cup finals.

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