The youngster's form at the Beijing Olympics - and an approach from Fenerbahce - has kicked Barca into action, says Sport.

Barca sports director Txiki Begiristain held lengthy talks with Sao Paulo earlier this summer over Hernanes and will try again should the Brazilians indicate a willingness to sell.

Begiristain sees Hernanes as ideal cover for Andres Iniesta.