Thursday December 2 2010
'Adriano wants to stay at Roma'

Adriano would ideally like to stay at Roma despite being frustrated at a lack of first team opportunities, according to his agent Gilmar Rinaldi.

Earlier this week, the 28-year-old striker told Brazilian newspaper Extra that he was considering his options after playing just 65 minutes in Serie A this season.

Adriano had hoped to become the focal point of the team when he moved to Roma on a free transfer at the start of the summer.

However, Marco Borriello's arrival from Milan on deadline day has limited his chances of making an impact under Roma boss Claudio Ranieri.

Asked if his client would be staying in the capital amid interest back home in Brazil, Rinaldi said: "Yes, for me, yes.

"However, it's not like my opinion prevails over that of the player. If Adriano says that he has the desire to play for Corinthians, then I will do everything to make him happy.

"When he told me that he wanted to return to Italy, I obeyed and he now plays for Roma.

"I saw Adriano a couple of days ago. I found him calm. He told me that he wanted to keep taking his chances playing in Italy."