Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is determined to be reunited with Deco and Ricardo Carvalho at the San Siro but admits the situation is out of his hands.
Defender Carvalho has stated he is likely to leave Chelsea in the summer while Deco would welcome a reunion with fellow Portuguese Mourinho.
The Italian champions are lining up a move to bring the duo to Inter, but manager Mourinho said: 'They are Chelsea players. I don't like to talk about other clubs' players.
'They used to be my players and it would be a pleasure to have them again in the future. But it is Chelsea that must decide what to do.'
Mourinho (right) is familiar with centre-back Carvalho and midfielder Deco having coached both players at Porto.
Carvalho, who moved to Chelsea in 2004 to work again under Mourinho, endured a frustrating campaign with his appearances for the Blues limited by injury.
Deco joined Chelsea from Barcelona in summer 2008 but also suffered injuries, making just 22 league appearances last season.