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Chelsea linked with move for Inter Milan legend

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking into the option of bringing in Inter Milan captain, Javier Zanetti, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The 40-year-old could move on a one year deal before moving into the coaching team in 2015. His contract expires at the end of the season.

Mourinho has spoken out about how much he rates the player saying: "To me Zanetti represents the joy of living, the joy of making football your job every morning. He is the smile, the life force, the passion for training, the good cheer for everyone who works with him.”

It is believed that Zanetti wants to stay in Italy, and is due to meet with Inter president Erick Thohir to discuss his future.

The former Argentina international, who can play in defence or midfield, played under Mourinho when the Portuguese boss was in charge in at the San Siro in 2010.

It is unclear if Roman Abramovich would be accepting of the deal. The Russian has set a rule that all outfield players over the age of 30 are given one year contracts to try and keeping the age balance down.

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