Adriano told to stay
26 May 2006 - 15:53:53
Internazionale's technical director Marco Branca has moved to quell speculation about the future of the club's Brazilian striker Adriano.
The 24-year-old has been linked with Chelsea and Real Madrid in recent weeks and has made it clear he is not happy with life at Inter.
However, Branca told the club's official website: "Adriano is an integral part of our club's plans for the forthcoming seasons.
"Any reports of an alleged transfer to other clubs are therefore completely false."
Branca's words are unlikely to have been welcomed by Adriano, who had earlier told reporters at Brazil's World Cup training camp: "I enjoy myself when I'm with Brazil, but that's no the case at Inter.
"There is a relaxed environment here and all of my team-mates love me. There is a greater sense of calmness here.
"If Inter decide to sell me after the World Cup then I just hope that I can find a team who will allow me to express myself.
"It's a decision which will now have to be made by the Inter directors."