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.”