Quaresma joins Chelsea on loan

Ricardo Quaresma has joined Chelsea on-loan from Italy's Inter Milan for the rest of the season, the English Premier League side said on Monday. The London club added on their official website that the Premier League had ratified the deal, which was announced some two hours after Monday's 1700GMT transfer window deadline had passed.

Quaresma, 25, a winger who can play on either flank, becomes the sixth Portuguese player at Stamford Bridge following the pre-season arrivals of Deco and Jose Bosingwa. He has also worked under Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari at international level, including during UEFA EURO 2008.

However he fell out of favour with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Inter, whom he joined before the start of this season.  The former Porto and Barcelona forward was jeered by Inter's own fans during the recent 1-1 draw with Torino after coming on as a second-half substitute.