Barcelona's Adriano speaks out on transfer rumours

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Adriano insists any rumours linking him with a move away from Barcelona are "not based on anything."

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Roma but insists that, at the moment, he is staying at Camp Nou.

However, the defender, who can play in a number of different positions, says he cannot fully know where his future lies until he speaks to new Barca coach Luis Enrique.

"At the moment I am staying, but I know that there is interest from other clubs," he told Sport.

"I do have a contract until 2017 and until the president tells me something different I will continue.

"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 Reds are in search of a new left-back this season, with Brendan Rodgers reportedly having made a move for Alberto Moreno and also recently been linked with Ryan Bertrand.

Full-back Adriano has been tipped to move to Italy this summer but Liverpool have also reportedly expressed an interest in retaining his services.  The player has a contract at the Catalan club for another three years, and after making 38 appearances for them last season, it appears he is not finished yet.

While keeping the ball out at one end, Adriano also proved adept at scoring and creating, netting four times and setting up a further six for Barca last season.

Rodgers' side conceded 50 goals last season, the second-worst tally of any side in the top eight of the Premier League, and are believed to be after Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren as well as a full-back.

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