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 calciomercato.it.
“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.