The Brazil international has returned home to Sao Paulo this week for treatment at a specialist clinic for depression and Gazzetta dello Sport says the Gunners have been in contact about taking the striker on-loan in January.

Adriano, having previously been reluctant to leave Inter, is now prepared to go to England on-loan, where Manchester City are also suitors.

Inter are ready to do business and a loan swap involving Gilberto Silva is on the table.