Moratti is still angry that Adriano's agent, Gilmar Rinaldi, refused to consider allowing the Brazilian to move away on-loan before Friday's summer transfer deadline.

After insisting that Adriano still had a future at Inter, despite being left out of their Champions League squad, Moratti snapped: "There is someone involved with him who is taking advantage of his money and friendship ..."

Moratti also said: "We will not replace Adriano during the January market. Everyone is just exaggerating what has happened."