Roma set to terminate Adriano contract - report

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According to a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are set to rescind the contract of Brazilian striker Adriano with immediate effect.

The 29-year-old joined the club from Flamengo in the summer of 2010, but the powerful attacker's stay in the Italian capital has not been a success so far, having played just a handful of matches this season and mainly warming the bench.

Adriano recently returned to Roma three days later than agreed after spending some time in Brazil to recover from a shoulder injury, and the former Inter forward made things even worse when he didn't show up at an appointment with a club doctor at the weekend.

"It's impossible to continue defending Adriano. We have done all kinds of things for him since he joined Roma. Nevertheless, we have no other choice but to take measures against him to protect the club's interests," said sporting director Giampaolo Montali.

Adriano's agent revealed on Friday that he doesn't fear any punishment for his client, but it seems that Roma have now had enough of the flamboyant attacker and are ready to get rid of him.  

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