Roma coach Claudio Ranieri has confirmed they're signing Flamengo striker Adriano.

Roma chief Daniele Prade is in Rio this week to thrash out terms with the former Inter Milan striker.

"Adriano is our bet," said Ranieri. "I do not know if it will prove successful, but it's a gamble. We are trying to follow the line drawn by Platini and not spend more than you earn."