The agent of Adriano has played down reports of talks with AC Milan.

Milan chief Ariedo Braida is in Brazil on a scouting mission this week and has already seen Adriano in action for Flamengo.

Gilmar Rinaldi said last night: "I am a friend of Ariedo Braida, but nobody knows anything. Adriano is fine with Flamengo, is top scorer in Brazil but played six fewer games than others.

"Right now he wants to stay in Brazil until the World Cup. The plan is now that he might go away in January, but wants to stay in Brazil until June."