Michael Essien, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have been linked with Inter since Mourinho's appointment and he said: "I think it is normal as a consequence of the relationship with my players.

"Almost all of them want to work with me again in the future and the same goes for me.

"I have a great relationship with almost all of my players and it is normal that these rumours spread.

"But it depends on whether Chelsea want to sell - there has got to be a relation between what one club wants and what another club wants to do.

"The president knows what I would like, but I am not discussing names with the press."