Inter president Massimo Moratti has been silent on the situation in recent days, proof, it is claimed, that he has lost patience with his Brazilian striker. Moratti is due to hold talks with the player's agent on Thursday.
Meanwhile, it's emerged that Milan are waiting in the wings to make a sensational swoop for Adriano.
Recently, Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said: "I do not know if we can help him rediscover his best form, but he is certainly a champion."
Milan president Silvio Berlusconi and No2 Adriano Galliani would jump at the chance of landing Adriano, just as they have the likes of Clarence Seedorf and Andrea Pirlo in the past from their city rivals.