Inter manager snaps up two Chelsea players for £8.5 million

Jose Mourinho has been sniffing around Frank Lampard for the past couple of weeks, although now seems resigned to missing out on the midfielder this summer, turning to Sulley Muntari instead. However, the Daily Telegraph reveal that he has snapped up a couple of Chelsea’s big names, as the Portuguese manager bids to become successful next season.

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The players in question are Ricardo Carvalho and Michael Essien but, before Blues fans start to panic, the good news is that the self-styled Special One has merely been picking his Fantasy Football team. The newspaper make a big deal of this, analysing each of his picks – here is the full line-up.

Pepe Reina £3.8m
Ricardo Carvalho £4.6m
Alan Hutton £3.5m
Gareth Bale £3.4m
William Gallas £4.2m
Steven Gerrard £5.6m
Morten Gamst Pedersen £3.6m
Lassana Diarra £3.4m
Michael Essien £3.9m
Jermain Defoe £6.1m
Fernando Torres £7.5m
Pepe Reina £3.8m

In addition to Carvalho and Essien, JM also goes for former players Lassana Diarra and William Gallas, while he was also keen on Stevie G, who was very close to leaving Liverpool for Stamford Bridge two seasons ago. It looks like the only way that Mourinho will be landing any Chelsea players this summer!

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