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Unhappy Deco wants Inter switch

Deco made 30 appearances for Chelsea after his move from Spain

Midfielder Deco has admitted he is unhappy at Chelsea and wants to be reunited with his former Porto manager Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan.

He arrived for £8m from Barcelona last summer but fell out of favour after boss Phil Scolari left and was replaced by temporary coach Guus Hiddink.

"I want to feel happy and this is not the case at Chelsea," he said.

"I would like to return to work with Mourinho, he is synonymous with success and I would be very happy."

The Portuguese international did not cross paths at Stamford Bridge with Mourinho but he spent two of his four seasons at Porto playing under him.

BBC Sport's Peter Scrivener

And Deco is eager to put his experience at Chelsea behind him before the Carlo Ancelotti era gets under way.

"I have a contract with Chelsea, but I know there are offers from other clubs," he said.

"I want to find a club where I can again take joy from playing. I did not like the experience at Chelsea.

"Mourinho is a great coach, maybe the best of my career.

"I know the clubs have spoken. I just have to have respect that and wait."

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see also
Ancelotti appointed Chelsea boss
01 Jun 09 |  Chelsea
Scolari sacked as Chelsea manager
09 Feb 09 |  Chelsea
Injury could finish Deco's season
15 Mar 09 |  Chelsea
Chelsea sign Barca playmaker Deco
30 Jun 08 |  Chelsea

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