Mourinho tried to take Lampard to Inter

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he tried to sign Lampard in 2008 during his first season at Inter Milan before the midfielder signed a contract extension.

It was between the club and him before I arrived.

I tried to take Lampard to Inter. I was trying but at the same time I was saying you belong to Chelsea.

I was not just pulling straight away. I was 'if you want to come, I want you'.

In the end he did what he wanted to do and what I wanted him to do, which was sign a new contract with Chelsea."

– Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

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