AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he'd love to coach frozen out Inter striker Adriano.

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has declared Adriano should find a new club before Friday's transfer deadline, though the defending Serie A champs are unlikely to agree to sell to their city rivals.

"Adriano is a great player and someone who any coach would love to work with," admitted Ancelotti. "But we know that for him to come to Milan would be very difficult."