Chelsea duo Deco and Ricardo Carvalho could be heading to Internazionale after the Serie A giants confirmed their interest in the Portuguese players.
Both men have spoken recently of their desire to work with Inter boss Jose Mourinho again, and now appear to be getting their wish.
"Mourinho has asked us for Deco and Carvalho and we are working towards making him happy," Inter president Massimo Moratti told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"Our wish is to sign both players and I have seen that the players' intention is to join us.
"We still haven't reached an agreement with Chelsea but I think we will do in a short time.
"We are interested in Carvalho primarily for the Champions League. He has the right experience, he is calm under pressure and brings experience in the defensive line.
"Our coach has guaranteed quality and I have every intention to make him happy.
"Deco will have two tasks - to do well immediately and to help Coutinho mature as a player. Coutinho will arrive next season and plays in the same role as Deco."