Deco has again reiterated his desire to quit Chelsea and join up with former manager Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan.
The midfielder enjoyed a blistering start to his Blues career after signing from Barcelona last summer but a combination of poor form and injuries has led the 31-year-old to conclude the time is right to move on.
Inter are reportedly close to a deal to sign the Portuguese international along with compatriot Ricardo Carvalho but the trail has gone quiet over the past week.
Deco has made no secret of his wish to link up again with Mourinho after playing arguably the best football of his career under the former Chelsea boss when they were together at Porto.
"I had a rather difficult season at Chelsea. I had a serious injury and I could not play my best football," he told Corriere dello Sport.
"I was hoping for something different. My agent, Jorge Mendes, has talked to the club and said that I am not happy at Chelsea.
"I know full well that I have a contract but I would like to leave.
"Are Inter my preferred destination? Yes, I am waiting and I would love for this deal to go through.
"I choose Inter because they are a club with a great history and because I would like to work again under a coach like Mourinho.
"We had two-and-a-half fantastic years at Porto, during which we won all that we could."