Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho remains coy over the possible arrivals of Chelsea pair Deco and Ricardo Carvalho to the San Siro this summer.
The Italian champions are lining up a move to bring the Portuguese duo to Inter, but former Stamford Bridge boss Mourinho admits the situation is out of his hands.
He said: "They are Chelsea players.
"I don't like to talk about other clubs' players.
"They used to be my players and it would be a pleasure to have them again in the future.
"But it is Chelsea that must decide what to do."
Mourinho is familiar with centre-back Carvalho and midfielder Deco having coached both players at Porto.
Carvalho, who moved to Chelsea in 2004 to work again under Mourinho, endured a frustrating campaign with his appearances for the Blues limited by injury.
Deco joined Chelsea from Barcelona in summer 2008 but also suffered injuries, making just 22 league appearances last season.