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Nerazzurri head coach Jose Mourinho is hoping to complete a deal for the Blues' duo in exchange for €13.7 million...

According to a report in the British tabloid The Daily Mirror, Inter are looking to sign Chelsea duo Deco and Ricardo Carvalho during the close-season.

Nerazzurri head coach Jose Mourinho knows Carvalho well as he managed the Portugal international defender at Porto and was responsible for taking him to Stamford Bridge for around €22.7 million (£19.85m) in 2004.

It is claimed that the centre-back has fallen down the Blues' pecking order after injury restricted the 31-year-old to just 18 first-team appearances this season.

Deco, meanwhile, made an explosive start to his career with the west London outfit but soon failed to live up to expectations and made just 22 starts throughout the 2008-09 campaign, in part due to injury.

Mourinho recently signed a new contract with the Serie A giants and it is reported that they have promised to back him with significant funds over the summer.

Apparently, the ‘Special One’ is hoping to buy the pair for a fee in the region of €13.7m (£12m).

Ricky Brooks,