Manchester City management are seeking a new midfield addition this summer.
Fernandinho is expected to depart at the end of the season when his deal expires in June.
A Bola says City have three options under consideration.
Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge is on City's radar, as is Borussia Monchengladbach ace Didier Zakaria, who is returning from knee injury.
Sporting CP star Palhinha, 25, is another being tracked.