Inter’s Maicon set for Man. City move – report
Inter said they are willing to let Maicon leave for Manchester City, as reports continued to claim the clubs are negotiating a transfer fee for the Brazilian defender.
Maicon’s contract with the Nerazzurri will expire at the end of next season, meaning he could leave Inter for free in June 2013.
Although neither club has officially announced news of the deal, speculation is gathering pace ahead of today’s transfer deadline and Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni has said he would not stand in Maicon’s way.
“It’s not a totally new situation,” Stramaccioni said.
“In the right-back position I have (Javier) Zanetti and Jonathan (Moreira), although Maicon has very unique qualities. Let’s see what happens. If he stays, then great. Otherwise, we’d be willing to say farewell to a great player.”
Sky Sport Italia claimed that Maicon had already agreed terms with the English champions.