SAO PAULO — New Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho suggested he was looking to lure Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and striker Didier Drogba, along with FC Barcelona’s Deco.
Mourinho, a former Chelsea manager who was in Brazil to watch the 0-0 draw with Argentina on Wednesday, said he was also “curious” about the state of Brazil striker Adriano, currently on loan from Inter to Sao Paulo.
“I’m not nostalgic. But I really appreciate players who have helped me win my titles,” Mourinho said on ESPN Brazil. “I can’t forget Deco, Lampard and Drogba — I would love to work with them in the future.”
This week, Inter’s owner was quoted as saying the Serie A champion was in “contact” with Chelsea about Lampard.
“Everybody considers him a great player, but this doesn’t mean that getting him is easy,” ANSA news agency quoted Massimo Moratti as saying. “I believe that contacts with Chelsea are under way.”
Mourinho kept a close eye on Adriano during Wednesday’s match.
“I’m really curious over Adriano,” he said. “I like his strength, his aggressiveness. He can recover the time he has lost.”
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