Adriano commits to Monaco

Brazilian defender Adriano today announced he has signed a three-year extension to his contract with Monaco.

The 29-year-old's contract was due to expire in June but he is now set to remain with the club, currently 15th in Ligue 1, until 2014.

"I've been negotiating with the club for six weeks," said Adriano, who claimed he had other offers from within France's top flight.

"Despite interest from elsewhere I told my agent to try and make sure I stay at Monaco. I like it here and my family are settled. I'm very happy to be staying."