Ricardo Carvalho's transfer from Chelsea to Internazionale has moved a step closer after the 31-year-old criticised the Premier League club's attitude towards him in the last 12 months.
Inter have confirmed their interest in signing Carvalho and his Portugal team-mate Deco this summer with both men being quoted as saying they would like to work with the Italian side's coach Jose Mourinho again.
"I've been at Chelsea for five years, and four of them were very good, but this last season I spent a lot of time out injured," Carvalho told the Daily Star.
"This last year I was injured a lot. I wasn't happy and Chelsea can't have been happy with my contribution.
"Furthermore, when I was injured the club should have given me more support. They should have helped me more, especially given my past four years at Chelsea.
"Their attitude disappointed me a little. I believe my time at Chelsea has come to an end and I'm very happy a big club like Inter are interested in me. It's a new challenge and I'd like to play in Italy.
"Mourinho's a coach who knows me better than anybody. Together we won big trophies. He's an ambitious coach and a perfectionist.
"Let's see if the clubs can reach an agreement. I'd love to work with Jose Mourinho again."