The Lazio midfielder is also wanted by PSG as well as the Premier League side.
Hernanes, who scored 11 goals in Serie A this season, is currently on international duty with Brazil for the Confederations Cup. The 28-year-old came off the bench in his nation’s 2-0 victory over Mexico last night.
Andre Villas-Boas is keen on bringing the midfielder, as he looks to add more creativity to his midfield ahead of the new season. Spurs relied heavily on Gareth Bale for inspiration last season, and the club’s Portuguese manager is key to boost his options going forward.
But PSG are leading the race for the Brazilian’s signature according to reports in the Italian press. Gazzetta dello Sport claim the high spending French club’s sporting director Leonardo is flying out to meet with the midfielder in Brazil, to negotiate a transfer.
Hernanes scored two goals in Lazio’s Coppa Italia run, as the club went on to beat rivals Roma in the final to lift the trophy.
But it looks set to be his first and only trophy with the Rome club, as PSG and Spurs step up their pursuit of the Brazilian midfielder.
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