Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has once again played down media reports linking Chelsea striker Didier Drogba with a move to Inter.

Recent speculation has suggested the Ivory Coast international could be reunited with his former Chelsea mentor as part of an exchange deal that would see Adriano move in the opposite direction.

"I have never hidden my special relationship with Didier," said Mourinho.

"But I do not need another striker as I have Hernan Crespo, Julio Cruz, Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"But Drogba is more than a player for me, he is a part of me, an extension of the coach on the pitch."