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Adriano reveals offers to play in Brazil & elsewhere after leaving Corinthians

Adriano reveals offers to play in Brazil & elsewhere after leaving Corinthians

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One day after terminating his contract with the Serie A holders, the striker moved to dismiss media reports that his Timao exit was less than friendly

Adriano has affirmed that he holds no ill will against Corinthians after parting company with the club earlier in the week, adding that he has already received offers to play with other Brazilian teams as well as outside his native land.

The former Inter, Roma and Flamengo man cancelled his contract by mutual consent on Monday, after heavy criticism that he was not in condition to play for the Brasileirao champions.

He spent a total of 11 months with the Timao, but injuries and weight problems restricted the former Brazil international to just a handful of appearances.

Speaking on Tuesday, however, Adriano insisted that the separation was amicable and that he remained on good terms with Corinthians.

"The player Adriano and Sport Clube Corinthians decided this Monday (12), in common agreement, to end the footballer's contract. The player is recovering from an achilles tendon injury in the left leg, but with one month more of treatment he will be fit," the official press release states.

"Adriano thanks the directors for the opportunity to play in one of Brazil's finest clubs, and appreciates the support he received from fans in the 11 months he spent at Corinthians."

The statement concluded by adding that, as well as attracting interest from other clubs outside the South American country, Adriano is talking with two Brazilian institutions.

"Besides international clubs, two national teams are in negotiations."

One of those teams is reported to be Flamengo: former international team-mate Ronaldinho and directors of the Rio club have already commented on the availability of the former Rubro-Negro star.