Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has travelled to Milan to arrange a loan deal for Inter forward Adriano but manager Jose Mourinho has given no indication that he wants the striker to leave.
Redknapp was at the San Siro on Tuesday night as Inter beat Genoa 3-1 in the Coppa Italia, with Adriano grabbing the game’s first goal.
“Adriano did his job. He still has to improve his velocity and self-confidence but I’m satisfied with him and the whole team,” Mourinho told Inter’s website. “I’m not concerned about the missed penalty.
“We all make mistakes; the important thing is to have the right attitude, desire, respect for the team and the fans. If Adriano works like this, a missed penalty means nothing.”
The 26-year-old had fallen out with Mourinho after repeatedly turning up late for training and Tottenham want to take the struggling striker on loan until the end of the season.
The Gazzetta dello Sport also suggest Spurs are interested is signing Inter’s Argentine defender Nicolas Burdisso, but the North London club have yet to comment on the speculation.