Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to sanction Ricardo Carvalho's transfer to Inter as he prepares to shake up his defence, according to the Daily Star.
Carvalho, 32, has been an important part of the Blues' defence since he followed Jose Mourinho to the club six years ago. In recent seasons, however, a succession of injuries have restricted his appearances and he missed much of last season with damaged ankle ligaments.
Despite these problems, new Inter head coach Rafael Benitez is believed to be ready to bring the player to the San Siro. This transfer will see Alex becomes John Terry's partner at the heart of Chelsea's rearguard.