Jose Mourinho wants to make Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard his first signing as Inter Milan coach.

The Guardian says Mourinho has told the Internazionale president, Massimo Moratti, that he wishes to make Frank Lampard, the Chelsea midfielder, his priority signing as he begins the latest chapter of his whirlwind managerial career.

Moratti will back the Portuguese in the transfer market; he always does with his managers and there have been plenty of them since 1995, when he first took charge at the Serie A club.