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Maicon To Real Madrid Might Still Be On

Luci a San Siro - 15 febbraio 2009Maicon is one of those few elite wingback defenders that is nearly impossible to replace. In fact Jose Mourinho wisely doesn’t want to see what life without the Brazilian next season is like as he debuts as manager of Los Blancos.

And the Inter man will come at a very steep price for Los Galicticos considering that Maicon was just brought into Italy only a year back and the defender is valued in his prime right now after coming off of a treble winning season for his new club.

Apparently an offer for around 35 million was already made, but Inter is biding there time with any deal considering they would love to have the defender back next season. Maicon’s agent Antonio Caliendo put it all into perspective when he discussed the Brazilian’s summer plans with Sky Sport Italia:

It seems that things have gone cold, especially as everyone is concentrated on the Mario Balotelli situation, and this pleases me – it means Maicon can enjoy his holidays in peace. However, the Real Madrid option for my client has not collapsed. History has taught us that the summer transfer window often closes with a bang!

So apparently Maicon isn’t involved in a heavy pursuit right now, but a move to Spain obviously interests the defender. Perhaps a deal could be worked out before next season begins, but for now Maicon is simply on big team’s wish lists and could become the target in a serious bidding war sometime within the next few weeks.  And when it comes to spending absurd money, Real Madrid is second to nearly no one. But one team might have Los Blancos beat and of course they also want Maicon too.

And Maicon’s agent Caliendo admitted that Manchester City has contacted the defender and showed growing interest. So it looks like Maicon might end up making Inter a very wealthy team this summer.

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