June 06, 2008

Inter Milan coach José Mourinho has confirmed that Luís Figo will be part of the Nerazzurri squad next season.

The Portuguese player's future at Giuseppe Meazza has been the subject of intense speculation following alleged problems between him and Roberto Mancini, with Figo indicating that he would not continue at the club if the Italian tactician were to stay.

Although Mancini ended up being replaced by compatriot Mourinho, it was still unknown whether Figo would remain in the club as the Special One is looking to revamp the squad to win the Champions League.

The former Chelsea boss has now indicated that Figo will stay with the Nerazzurri and added that the 35-year-old still has a lot to offer.

"I spoke to Luís to understand what he thinks. He told me that he would like to stay and that he feels fine to continue," Mourinho told tv station RTP. "For me, he stays. He is a player that can still give a big contribution. Now, regarding the contract, that's between the president and him. I think there won't be any problems, they are friends and they admire one another."

Figo joined Inter Milan from Real Madrid in 2005 on a free transfer, having made 22 appearances for the Italian champions this season.

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