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Emperor Adriano Caught Between Flamengo and Chelsea

Brazilian Football by SBSenior Analyst IDecember 27, 2008

The soap opera rages on, as scenes from the next chapter are apparently set to unfold this year.

Joana Machado, Adriano's girlfriend, let the cat out of the bag about the future of the Brazil forward.

In an interview for a Rio newspaper Extra, the personal trainer said that her sweetheart was caught between Flamengo and Chelsea.

The knockout blonde had this to say: "I think he's going to Chelsea. But because he can't play in the Champions League I believe he'll be on loan to Flamengo".

It seems that Adriano having already played for Inter in the CL would not be allowed to play for another club in this important tournament for Europe.

Joana was also asked about her having a tattoo of Adriano's name. "He's the man of my life, he's everything to me", she said.

While back in Italy, the President of Inter, Massimo Moratti, and coach Jose Mourinho have both stated that Adriano is to appear on Jan. 2. They did however add that the Emperor would be free to go if he decided to play elsewhere.

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