Sodje heading out of Preston

Hernanes’ future at Lazio continues to be called into question,

but his agent says the midfielder is happy where he is.

Reports in Italy suggest that the Brazilian is a January

transfer target for Inter Milan, while a number of other clubs are

also said to be closely monitoring his situation.

Hernanes has spent the last two years in the Italian capital,

during which time has made over 100 appearances for Lazio.

His representative insists the 27-year-old is intent on taking

in many more outings, despite rubbishing claims that talks

regarding a new contract could soon be opened.

“I’m not planning any meeting with Lazio and we are not thinking

about an extension to his contract, because there is no need,”

Joseph Lee told

“His current deal expires in 2015 and there is plenty of time to

talk about it.

“The future? Hernanes is happy in Rome, and with the new coach,

and the team is going well. There is no reason to think about a


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The much-travelled striker linked up with the Lilywhites over

the summer after dropping into the free agent pool.

He impressed during pre-season, earning himself a short-term


The 32-year-old has netted on a regular basis for Preston in

their League One campaign and Graham Westley had been hoping that

he would agree to stay on.

Sodje is, however, understood to have turned down the chance to

commit himself to the club, according to Sky Sports.

He has been working on a month-to-month contract and has snubbed

the opportunity to prolong that agreement.