Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Hernanes is on the verge of joining Inter Milan, according to reports.
TalkSPORT cite speculation on Sky Italia when claiming that ‘foundations’ have already been put in place for the 28-year-old to sign a four-year deal at the San Siro.
The report goes on to claim that Lazio have agreed a £17million fee for the Brazilian international, who moved to Serie ‘A’ from Sao Paulo back in 2010.
Both Spurs and the Gunners have been linked with a move to bring the player to the Premier League in the recent past, but both now appear set to miss out on the player.
Arsenal aren't short of options in midfield, after adding Mesut Ozil to the ranks for a club-record fee in the summer transfer window.
And, with Aaron Ramsey finding top form at the Emirates Stadium, manager Arsene Wenger has a plethora of options to choose from at the heart of the Gunners side.
Whilst Hernanes would have offered Arsenal some additional experience and quality, his move to north London is off the cards.
The same is true for Tottenham Hotspur, who also have a plethora of midfield options at White Hart Lane.
They haven't enjoyed quite as much success this season though, with Andre Villas-Boas losing his job and Tim Sherwood taking the Spurs reigns.
Whilst the new boss may look to strengthen his Tottenham Hotspur side this month, adding another Brazilian in the shape of Hernanes may no longer be an option.