Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has rapped Juventus defender Fabio Cannavaro after he urged Davide Santon to quit the club to keep his place in the Italy squad.

"Cannavaro is still a player, but he talks like a Coach, director of sport and President," snapped Mourinho.

"In talking this way he makes a mistake and also forgets a few details that have nothing to do with Inter.

"Considering that he plays at Juventus with [Giorgio] Chiellini, then their teammate [Nicola] Legrottaglie also ought to evaluate a transfer in January, otherwise he'll lose his World Cup spot.

"So should [Sebastian] Giovinco, a talented youngster who has not been able to play regularly and should consider his options for the future."