Inter to sign Deco for free

CHELSEA midfielder Deco is close to finalising his reunion with Jose Mourinho on a free transfer to Inter Milan. Inter manager Mourinho has not been put off by Deco's recent struggle to make an impact - and the ex-Chelsea boss may yet return for Ricardo Carvalho.

CHELSEA midfielder Deco is close to finalising his reunion with Jose Mourinho on a free transfer to Inter Milan.

Inter manager Mourinho has not been put off by Deco's recent struggle to make an impact - and the ex-Chelsea boss may yet return for Ricardo Carvalho.

Deco, 31, said: “It would be a pleasure to be back with Mourinho, but I don't want to go into details, because it's not me who's dealing with the matter.”

Carvalho is prepared looks set to leave Chelsea also after suffering what he called 'the worst year of my life' while battling with injury.


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“First they have to reach an agreement with the club and then talk to me, but I am available for whoever wants me the most,” the Portuguese said.

“It has been the worst year of my life, with injury after injury.

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“I want to be where I feel good. It's obvious that it's hard now to respond to these questions because I had four fantastic years at Chelsea and this last year hasn't been good at all.”

Chelsea's on-loan winger Ricardo Quaresma is also heading back to Inter, although the Italians are considering an offer from Genoa.

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