Inter want Adriano back
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Adriano joined Inter in 2001 from Flamengo in his homeland and spent part of his first season in Italy on loan at Fiorentina.
The young hot shot was then partly sold to Parma where he enjoyed a stunning 2002/03 season, sparking suggestions Inter wanted him back in their ranks.
The 21-year-old is staying with Parma for this season but Nerazzurri supremo Moratti has revealed his desire to lure the Samba ace back to Milan.
"Adriano is partially an Inter player," said Moratti. "We consider him one for the future but we must look at everything.
"We will have to make a negotiation with Parma and then from both clubs there will be a solution which I hope could be in the Nerazzurri's favour."
If Parma do lose the services of Adriano, they are reportedly planning a move for Perugia's Jay Bothroyd as a replacement.
Bothroyd has made an immediate impact in Italian football following his summer arrival from Coventry City and the English striker has also attracted the interest of Lazio.
Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth are keeping tabs on his progress in Serie A but Parma are believed to be extremely keen on the striker and may move in with a é¼4 million bid next summer for the player who has been christened 'The Snake' by the Italian media.
Meanwhile, Moratti also revealed he is at odds with coach Hector Cuper regarding Inter's ambitions for this season.
Cuper is eager for his side to play attractive football ahead of winning games but, after pumping a fortune into the club, Moratti wants silverware above stylish play.
He added: "14 years (without a trophy) is surely too much.
"Cuper probably thinks of his personal season but he also says playing a good game takes precedence over the final outcome."