Inter Milan chief Lele Oriali admits Adriano could stay in Brazil for the rest of this season. "We sent him to Brazil to take care of himself and we hope that he emerges from this situation," said Oriali. "It's up to him, he has the final word. We will decide by the 15th of January what to do.

"It may well be that the best solution is to leave him in Brazil for six months and let him solve his problems."