Inter Chase Gerrard

According to the Daily Mail, Jose Mourinho will make Steven Gerrard his number one transfer target, hoping to lure the Liverpool skipper to Inter Milan over the summer.

Mourinho is clearly a fan of 29 year-old Gerrard, having attempted to twice tempt him away from Anfield during his time as Chelsea manager. Gerrard has been at home town club Liverpool his entire career, making his debut in 1998 and lifted the Champions League trophy in 2005.

Although Gerrard signed a new contract lasting until 2013 last summer, he has reportedly been unhappy with Liverpool’s probable failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League and the lack of money available to improve the squad.

According to the Daily Mail, Inter believe it could cost between £25million and £30million to sign Gerrard. Mourinho may also include volatile young striker Mario Balotelli as a makeweight in a proposed deal.