Inter Milan maintain that they are not prepared to meet Chelsea's asking price for Ricardo Carvalho and Deco.
The duo are wanted by Inter boss Jose Mourinho, who managed both the players at Porto and then signed Carvalho at Chelsea before moving to Italy prior to Deco's arrival at Stamford Bridge.
But Serie A champions Inter, who have already bought Diego Milito and Thiago Motta, have struggled in discussions with the Blues, causing the possible double transfer to be put on hold.
Giuseppe Meazza transfer consultant Lele Oriali has previously stated that Chelsea's valuation of Carvalho and Deco will not be met and director Marco Branca has echoed those thoughts.
"We are in no hurry," he told Italian media.
"After some very expensive signings, now the market is working on more focused buys. It's a question of time and Mourinho knows that too.
"We consider them (Carvalho and Deco) to be overpriced and their evaluation excessive.
"If Chelsea do not change their ideas about them, then we will focus on other players instead."
Meanwhile, Inter president Massimo Moratti has warned Mourinho there are no excuses for another failure in the UEFA Champions League.
"I don't want an alibi. We can win the Champions League. We don't need miracles," he told Sky Italia.