Chelsea could bid for Maicon says agent

Click to follow

Maicon's agent believes Chelsea will be among the teams who attempt to lure the defender away from Inter Milan this summer.

The Brazil international has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is also a fan of 27-year-old wing-back.

"I believe Ancelotti is one of Maicon's biggest admirers," said Maicon's agent Antonio Caliendo to Sky Italia.

"It's not just Real Madrid but Chelsea who also could make a move (for Maicon).

"I'm not saying that would be the case because the possibility (of buying the player) is open to every club.

"However, what I would like to point out is that you don't negotiate for a champion, you go there, you buy him and that's that.

"You need to make a financial effort to buy a champion."

Inter president Massimo Moratti confirmed yesterday that there was a 50% chance that Maicon would leave the club this summer.

Caliendo believes Inter are doing the right thing by evaluating the offers.

"There's still a 50 per cent chance," said Caliendo. "We adapt to what the (club) president wishes as he (Maicon) is tied to a four-year contract with the club.

"Moratti has made the right decision by listening to offers."