Chelsea have told Inter Milan they're not interested in high-priced pair Douglas Maicon and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Times says Chelsea talked with Inter Milan yesterday about selling Ricardo Carvalho and Deco, but have ruled out signing Maicon or Ibrahimovic from the Italian club.

Chelsea want £12 million for the Portugal players, but Inter would like to offer players and cash. Ibrahimovic, the Sweden forward, has a price tag of around £65 million.