Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has failed in a bid to prise Steven Gerrard away from Liverpool.

The News of the World says Inter Milan made the Liverpool skipper a £30million top target ahead of Mourinho being confirmed boss.

The Italians also sounded out if the England international fancies the move.

But despite Gerrard's concerns with Kop's boardroom shambles, Mourinho and Inter were told they would be wasting their time making an official approach at the moment.