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Adriano not seeking Barca exit

Brazilian full-back Adriano is not contemplating a Barcelona departure as he is happy in Spain.

Adriano was linked with a move away from the Spanish and European champions during the off-season after his agent admitted the 31-year-old could leave amid interest from Roma.

The former Sevilla defender, who started just this third match in all competitions this season as captain as Barca drew 0-0 at Villanovense in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, has two years remaining on his contract and he plans to see it out.

"I am happy here, I want to play the minutes. I do not think about leaving but staying," Adriano said.

"What I feel today is that I have a contract for two more years [until 2017] with the club.

"I had offers in the summer but did not want to leave and the club did not want me to leave.

"I spoke to [technical director] Robert Fernandez and the coach and I said I wanted in the group and the president did not want to sell."