Adriano: I would love to play alongside Neymar at Barca
Barcelona defender Adriano has admitted he would relish the chance to line up alongside compatriot Neymar at Camp Nou.
The Santos ace is continually being linked with a move to Catalunya and is widely expected to move there after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Adriano, who has been at the club since 2010, spoke highly of Neymar and revealed he wants the 21-year-old to sign next season.
He said: "I like him a lot. I would love to be able to play with him and for him to be part of our dressing room.
"He's one of the most important players in Brazil right now.
"We'd like him to come next season, but these are things between him and the club, there are still things pending."
The Brazil wing-back is keen to extend his stay with the Blaugrana, with his deal due to expire in June 2014, and feels a deal could be imminent.
The 28-year-old added: "I've been on the periphery with regards my contract renewal up to now, in these eight meetings, because I've been focused on the Champions League.
"The club want what's best for both of us, my wish is to continue here. We are close to reaching an agreement and we hope it can be closed in the next few days."