Roma keen to recruit Adriano

ROME - Serie A runners-up AS Roma are hoping to sign former Inter Milan striker Adriano from Flamengo, coach Claudio Ranieri said on Wednesday.

The burly 28-year-old, not in Brazil's World Cup squad, experienced personal problems in 2009 and decided to quit Italy.

"Adriano is our gamble. We don't know if it will be a winning one," Ranieri, who must decide what to do with on-loan Bayern Munich forward Luca Toni, told Sky Italia.

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