Jose Mourinho has admitted that he wanted Frank Lampard to follow him to Inter Milan after he left Chelsea.

The Portuguese's first spell as manager at Stamford Bridge ended in September 2007 but after he was installed at the San Siro in the following year he was keen on reuniting with the England international.

"I tried to take him to Inter but I was saying 'You belong to Chelsea and you should stay'" said Mourinho.

"I wanted to bring him but I also wanted him to stay. I told him 'If you want to come I want you' but in the end he did what he wanted to do and signed a new contract at Chelsea.