The agent of Inter Milan striker Adriano is refusing to deny that he will be included in a bid for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

"Mourinho and Adriano have met and talked, but I can't say how this meeting went," the striker's agent, Gilmar Rinaldi, told the Observer. "The player is flying back from Rio de Janeiro to Milan next week, as the pre-season starts on Wednesday. I will neither confirm nor deny that he will be exchanged for Lampard."