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Chelsea midfielder Deco admits to Inter desire

May 28, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Chelsea midfielder Deco has revealed that he is in talks with Inter Milan regarding a move to Italy and a potential reunion with manager Jose Mourinho.

GettyImagesDeco has fallen out of favour at Chelsea.

The Portuguese playmaker moved to Stamford Bridge last summer after falling out of favour at Barcelona and, after a good start, now admits his recent lack of action has left him frustrated; adding that he feels a switch to Serie A would allow him the opportunity to reignite his career.

"I can confirm I'm talking with Inter," said Deco in The Sun. "I didn't get to play much this year at Chelsea and a move to Italy would be a very good solution.

"To be coached by Mourinho again would be very interesting. But I don't want to go into details, because it's not me who's dealing with the matter."

Mourinho recently admitted that he could be in the market for a Portuguese player this summer, saying: "If I sign any Portuguese, it may be a Portuguese who isn't in Portugal. But I won't name names."

While it appears that Deco could be the man he was hinting at, reports suggest the Inter coach could also be weighing up a move for Chelsea's Portugal international defender Ricardo Carvalho.