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Mourinho pushing Inter Milan's Adriano to Chelsea

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho says Adriano would benefit from quitting Italian football. Chelsea are eyeing the Brazil international in a mooted swap involving Didier Drogba.

Adriano, who has gone back to Brazil to try to overcome a niggle, has upset Mourinho with his commitment at times this season and has been left out of several match squads.

Italian newspapers have also continued to carry reports about his private life rather than his football.

"In his place, I would consider whether it's better to stay here with this image or change scenery," Mourinho said last night.

"Adriano is going to Brazil because he can cure himself better in 40 degrees than in four degrees in Milan. This way he is far away from everything that's been said recently.

"He is happy there and will return (from the winter break) on Jan. 2 like all the others."

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