Adriano's agent, Gilmar Rinaldi, is back in Brazil after several days of talks with Inter chiefs and is scheduled to return to Milan in a fortnight's time to discuss a final decision on the future of the striker.

La Stampa says Adriano has made it clear he will do whatever it takes to continue his career with Inter. The club's management are considering sending him to a recovery clinic either in Switzerland or the USA to help him handle better the loss of his late father.

Along with being sent to a specialist clinic for depression, Inter also plan to build a team around Adriano to help him get fully fit - both physically and mentally.

Inter president Massimo Moratti isn't ready to cast Adriano adrift just yet, though everything will be decided when Rinaldi returns to Italy later this month.