Middlesbrough and Manchester City are going head-to-head for Inter Milan star Adriano.

Boro boss Gareth Southgate is after a striker ahead of the departure of Aiyegbeni Yakubu to Everton.

Adriano, 25, has fallen out with Inter coach Roberto Mancini over his weight problems and is not expected to play following the arrival of Honduras star David Suazo.

Adriano is reluctant to take a temporary deal but Inter are determined to push him out.