This source, and not me, suggests that Rafa is about to make a bid for this Brazilian striker!
Italian media are in overdrive speculating on January transfer dealings and at the top of the list is Adriano at Inter Milan and now according to Italian radio Liverpool are ready to enter the race for the player with an £8 million bid.
Liverpool have financial concerns but if as seems likely the American owners get a six month extension on debt repayments this will release approximately £20 million for the transfer kitty.
Inter want to sell and know that there are at least five clubs including Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid interested and under normal circumstances would allow a bidding war to commence but because of the situation between Mourinho and Adriano a quick sale will be concluded with Adriano basically having the last say on who he moves to.
This is what Liverpool hope for, they hope they can convince the player that he would be better off at Liverpool than at megabucks Man City or Chelsea, however Real Madrid still remain favourites. (Footylatest.com)
I really don’t see this happening for a number of reasons. Firstly, Adriano has horrible bouts of poor form (kind of like James Beattie but worse) and secondly, I don’t think that if Rafa had the money, he would use it for the Inter man anyway. Liverpool probably do need another striker, but not necessarily a big name one like this Brazilian international.
I think the club would be better off going for proven players who could be looking to move on, such as Lukas Podolski and Jermain Defoe, both of whom are cracking players who would be far more likely to pay off than the Inter Milan man. Over the years, the latter has been accused of being a disruptive dressing room presence, overweight and being a recovering alcoholic! Do Liverpool fans believe this deal could really happen?