Adriano admits he would relish the chance to line up alongside his compatriot at the Blaugrana.
"I like him a lot, I would love to be able to play with him and for him to be part of our dressing room," he said.
"He's one of the most important players in Brazil right now. We'd like him to come next season, but these are things between him and the club, there are still things pending."
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