Flamengo expect to keep hold of Adriano for another six months.

The former Inter Milan striker has been linked with West Ham United, Roma and AC Milan.

But Flamengo vice-president Marcos Braz says Adriano should stay to the beginning of the summer market.

And his teammate, Ronaldo Angelim, also said: "Adriano told me that he would stay, he asked me if I would have done so myself and I told him I would."