Sao Paulo midfielder Hernanes has played down talk of an imminent move to Barcelona.

"I saw this news but nobody has talked with me. They say that some people from Barcelona came to the stadium, but I did not see anyone. I do not know anything yet," Hernanes told El Mundo Deportivo.

"I am already accustomed to these things. Every year the same thing happens. They say that I am leaving, but I'm still here."