Deco has been quoted declaring he'd welcome a reunion with his old Porto coach, Jose Mourinho, at Stamford Bridge, but said yesterday: "I said that Mourinho, the coach of the London team, had been a good trainer for me, like (Luis) Scolari and (Frank) Rijkaard, but that wasn't any sort of wink to leave.

"I have always communicated with Barcelona and for their part they have told me they do not want to sell me. The coach counts on me, so there is no possible talks."

However, Deco did add: "If I see that I do not have a place, I will look for another team."