Italy hard man Materazzi holds a grudge against the Brazil midfielder for criticising team-mates Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Patrick Vieira when they left Emerson's former club Juventus for the Giuseppe Meazza.

"I do not want him [Emerson]," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "He offended Ibra and Vieira because they left for Inter.

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"Now he offers himself to us. It does not appeal to me&hellip I prefer that he rejoins Juventus."

Former Everton player Materazzi added that he would love to see Roma full-back Cristian Chivu - also linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona - join Roberto Mancini's side. Roma are not keen on selling to their closest rivals from last season, but Chivu prefers to stay in Serie A.

"[Chivu is] a great player," he added. "He appeals to me a lot and I hope that he joins us."

Brazil striker Adriano, known as 'Il Imperatore', suffered problems with alcohol last year following a split with his girlfriend, resulting in him taking an extended break in Brazil mid-season and becoming embroiled in nightclub incidents.

"[Adriano] has admitted in public the mistakes he has made," Materazzi opined. "He has seen the light at the end of the tunnel; with his confession he has put himself in a position to be helped. In the past that did not happen.

"I am convinced that Adriano will return to become the Emperor of beautiful times. With him we will pose maximum problems for opposing defences."

Inter won Serie A last season by a record 22 points from Roma, with Lazio a further 13 points back in third and European Champions Milan a point behind them.

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