Agent shuns Adriano rumours

14 January 2009 04:39
The agent of Internazionale's Brazilian striker Adriano has dismissed rumours linking his client with a loan move to Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was reported to have travelled to Italy on Tuesday evening to watch the player in action during Inter's 3-1 Coppa Italia victory over Genoa. Adriano scored one goal and missed a penalty in a tie which went to extra-time, as he continued his rehabilitation in the Inter squad following a series of fall-outs with coach Jose Mourinho. Mourinho claims the controversial striker still has a future at the San Siro despite his disciplinary problems, but Spurs were reported to be keen to sign the 26-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, with a view to a permanent £15million transfer. However, Adriano's agent Gilmar Rinaldi told Sportmediaset: "Adriano won't be going to Tottenham as he's staying at Inter. "Mourinho has already said that he wants Adriano to stay put and so there is nothing more for me to say. "I haven't spoken to Inter president Massimo Moratti or Mourinho about these rumours and there is no need for me to travel to Italy, because Adriano is staying in Milan."

Source: ESA