Carvalho urges Chelsea to let him join Inter

Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho has urged Chelsea to let him join Inter Milan.

Reports on Monday suggested Inter were no longer interested in signing Carvalho after failing to reach a deal with the Blues.

“I am on holiday at the moment and I will go back to England on either Thursday or Friday, but I have made up my mind and I want to open a new cycle in my career,” Carvalho told Corriere dello Sport.

“I feel ready to do it. I had a chance to discuss this with the Chelsea directors and they know what I think. Now we’ll see what happens.

“I have been living in London for the past five years and I have had some marvellous moments. The first four seasons were wonderful, but the last one was difficult. Now I think it’s right that Chelsea and I go our separate ways.”

“I spoke to my agent and he knows what I want,” added Carvalho.

“If I leave Chelsea, I want to play for another great club, not an average side – otherwise I will honour my contract in London.

“Inter are a top club, better yet, a special club. I have heard good things about them and I don’t even need to talk to Mourinho. He is a great professional and working with him again would be a big stimulus for me.

“I still have a lot to prove and I am not at the end of my career.

“I did what I had to do, now it’s up to the two clubs discussing.

“I will say nothing else because I have respect for Chelsea.

“They paid a lot for me from Porto and for four years they have treated me in a really good way.”