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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 26 February, 2003, 09:05 GMT
Giggs 'set for Adriano swap'
Ryan Giggs is mobbed by team-mates after scoring his second goal against Juventus
Giggs is mobbed after scoring his second goal against Juventus
Manchester United could be tempted to sell Ryan Giggs to Inter Milan in the summer in a swap deal involving Brazilian striker Adriano, according to reports.

Speculation over the Welsh winger's future remains rife despite his stunning two-goal Champions League showing against Juventus on Tuesday.

United may reportedly allow Inter to open negotiations with Giggs if Adriano, who is currently at Parma, moves to Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old Brazilian is part-owned by Inter, who intend to buy the striker outright at the end of the season for 8m.

ADRIANO FACTFILE
Club: Parma
Previous: Flamengo, Inter, Fiorentina
Goals in Italy: 10 (21 starts)
The Daily Telegraph newspaper believes United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has already met Parma's general manager Arrigo Sacchi to discuss a possible deal.

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has made no secret of his desire to bring Giggs, 29, to the San Siro.

And United chief executive Peter Kenyon hinted earlier this week that the club would not necessarily rule out selling the winger.

Adriano in action for Parma recently
Adriano is currently at Parma
"It's too soon to say whether we would even consider a bid," he said. "All we want to do at the moment is concentrate on this season."

Adriano, who excelled for Brazil's Under-21 side at last summer's Toulon tournament, started his career with Rio de Janeiro club Flamengo.

He signed for Inter in the summer of 2001, but after eight substitute outings was loaned to Fiorentina in January last year, scoring six goals in 15 games.

He moved to Parma in the summer, and has notched three goals in six matches this season.

But he has reportedly fallen out with coach Claudio Prandelli after regularly being substituted before the end of matches.





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