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Inter Should Sign Fiorentina's Felipe Melo, Not Chelsea's Deco - Sandro Mazzola

Inter legend Sandro Mazzola is urging the club to forget about signing Chelsea midfielder Deco, but focus on landing Fiorentina and Brazil ace Felipe Melo.

Melo enjoyed a good maiden season with the Viola after signing from Almeria last year. The Brazilian has been outstanding this summer, helping Brazil win the Confederations Cup. Mazzola, who has very close links to the Nerazzurri, believes signing Melo instead of Deco would be a wise move.

"Deco? It's a move I don't understand. Deco is going through a low phase of his career," Mazzola told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

"I would instantly buy Felipe Melo. Imagine him playing alongside [Esteban] Cambiasso in front of the defence. Inter would be like Barcelona and Real Madrid."

Despite the rallying call to sign Melo, Inter are likely to find difficulties if they decide to move for him. Indeed, on Saturday, Fiorentina director Pantaleo Corvino claimed Melo would not be sold.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com