Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvencio says there's no chance of them hanging onto Inter Milan striker Adriano beyond the end of this season.

Juvencio said: "There is no possibility that Adriano remains with Sao Paolo beyond July 18, when the agreement expires.

"The pact is clear, after six months the player should return to Italy, even if the technical staff here would like to keep him for national championship. However, I am sure that he will help us a lot in the Copa Libertadores."