Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Hernanes insists he is fully concentrating on Lazio despite the Brazilian being strongly linked with a move to north London.

Hernanes has starred for Lazio since making the move from Sao Paulo in 2010 and so far this season the 28 year old has scored three goals in 13 appearances as the Serie A side sit in seventh place in the table and are in good shape in the Europa League having won two of their opening four games.

Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be keen on the star as he looks to further build his Brazilian contingent at White Hart Lane while Arsene Wenger has also reportedly sent scouts to watch Hernanes.

But as Lazio's club president claimed that they would be open to doing a new deal with the Brazil international, Hernanes insists he isn't being distracted by the transfer rumours and is concentrating on doing well with his current side.

"This is not the time to talk about the market," he said. "I am good at Lazio. It's true that in football there are often changes, but now is not the time to think about that."

Both Tottenham and Arsenal will likely be active in the transfer market this winter with the two sides identifying somewhat similar problems with their squads failing to provide multiple attacking options.

But it will be particularly hard as January rolls around for clubs to do business with players who are in contention for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if such players are currently receiving maximum game time at their current club.

Hernanes is the perfect example of this and if either side are hoping to land him they may have to wait until next summer as he looks to feature in a World Cup being staged in his native country.