Inter Milan and Brazil legend Adriano has claim he is eyeing a return to professional football next year.
The 35-year-old was in superb form during the 2000s, for Nezerrazuri but his career begins to decline following the death of his father with his last professional football was in 2014, when he played only one game for Atletico Paranaense.
However, speaking after an exhibition match at the Maracana on Wednesday, the forward confirmed that he is hopeful of making a comeback.
"We're still talking, let's see how things turn out. It's all going on fine. Not just the fans, but also my family are supporting me to make this comeback," Adriano is reported by Live Soccer TV as saying.
"I'm still a bit out of shape, I'm trying to keep a decent weight. We'll work on it to return as soon as possible."
Former Roma and Parma forward Adriano is in talks with his former club Flamengo, his first club, while Club World Cup finalists Gremio be interested in the former Serie A striker star.
Adriano won 48 caps for Brazil and scoring 27 goals during his ten years with the Selecao