Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho has refuelled speculation that the Portuguese defender will join Inter Milan this summer by admitting to Setanta Sports that he would love to play for former mentor Jose Mourinho again.
Inter MIlan’s hiring of Jose Mourinho continues to link numerous Chelsea star’s to the San Siro and Chelsea could yet face the prospect of losing a number of players to the Italian giants.
Carvalho enjoyed tremendous success under Mourinho both at Porto and Chelsea and the defender was one of Mourinho’s first signings when the Portuguese manager took over at Stamford Bridge. Bankrolled by Roman Abramovich’s enormous wealth, Mourinho took no time in splashing out Ã‚Â£19.85 million for Carvalho.
“I have heard a few comments (about a move to Inter)” Carvalho told Setanta Sports.
“It’s a club matter and I am focused on playing for the national team so we will see after.”Ã‚Â
“But I would love to be coached by Mourinho again. The majority of the trophies I have won were won with Mourinho.”
“At Chelsea, there is a new cycle happening so we will see what happens. I have a contract with Chelsea.”
“But you never know – sometimes a challenge is good for a player. I will speak with (Chelsea chief executive) Peter Kenyon after the tournament.”
After an initial struggle to adapt to English football, Carvalho has since flourished at Stamford Bridge and has becomeÃ‚Â a key member of the Chelsea defense. Like most players Carvalho is currently busy with Euro 2008 and is unlikely to make any decision on his future until the tournament is over.
[Source: Setanta Sports]
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