Hernanes wants to snub Russians for move to Arsenal
Published 16:59 17/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Lazio ace Hernanes will snub a summer move to Anzhi because he wants to join Arsenal.
It has been reported that Arsenal scouts have been tracking the Brazilian playmaker all season and have been impressed so far.
The 26-year-old has been almost ever-present for Lazio this term and has scored eight goals and set up a further two.
Arsenal remain in the market for fresh midfield additions following the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri last summer, while it is still unclear whether or not Yossi Benayoun will stay at the club beyond his loan.
Brazilian international Hernanes has been targeted by Russian big-spenders Anzhi and it was understood that Lazio were willing to sell.
But La Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed that he wants his current club to turn down advances from Anzhi and instead listen to offers from Arsenal.
Lazio paid Sao Paulo around £9m for his services in 2010 and it has been suggested that they are now hoping to double their money on him this summer.