Today’s reports suggested that Deco had met with officials from Chelsea sometime on Thursday, but Sky Sports says that the Portugal playmaker held no such meetings. Instead, BBC understands that a deal has been put in place for Deco to join Scolari at Chelsea next season.
Strong interest has been shown in the naturalized Portuguese player from Inter as well as Chelsea, but the appointment of Scolari has seemingly clinched the deal.
“They believe Deco will go with Scolari rather than join up with old boss Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan.” Said Mike Sewell who is in Switzerland with the Portuguese squad.
Barcelona have granted Deco permission to talk with any club he wishes to join, and it has become clear that they do not want the midfielder at Nou Camp next season. Jose Mourinho, recently appointed at Inter, was believed to be willing to offer his former player a luxurious way out of Barcelona, but it seems that Deco enjoys playing under Scolari as he has put in two good performances for Portugal so far this tournament.