Adriano targets Barcelona stay

Barca's Adriano is congratulated by teammates after a goal against Malaga on August 25, 2013
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Left-back Adriano insists that he has no plans in place to leave Barcelona this summer.

Adriano has expressed his desire to remain a Barcelona player beyond the end of the summer transfer window.

The left-back has been linked with a host of clubs in recent weeks, including Serie A duo Fiorentina and Roma.

However, unless told that he is surplus to requirements, the 29-year-old has insisted that he would "really would like to stay" at the Camp Nou.

"At the moment I am staying, but I know that there is interest from other clubs. I do have a contract until 2017 and until the president tells me something different I will continue," Adriano told Sport. "I am only thinking about Barca and really would like to stay. I want to talk to the coach and clear things up.

"Lately, there have been a lot of rumours that are not based on anything and I want to start pre-season focused without rumours of whether I am going or staying. I do not know what I will do, but if I stay then I will show I am capable of playing more than people think."

The Brazilian joined Barca from Sevilla back in 2010.

Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano Correia celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 15, 2014
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