Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvencio admits they'll lose Adriano back to Inter Milan at the end of the season.

"We're not counting on Adriano," said Juvencio. "I do not want to lose him, he is returning to his best form, but his loan will remain until the Copa Libertadores."

Asked about AC Milan's pursuit of Hernanes and Alex Silva, Juvencio added: "Hernanes is very important for Sao Paulo, he is very wanted, as are our other players. But we have not received any proposal for him or Alex Silva."