Maicon cool on Prem switch

29 June 2009 08:52
Chelsea and Manchester City transfer target Maicon has dropped a strong hint that he sees his future in Italy with current club Internazionale. The Brazil wing-back's future with the Italian champions has been the subject of much debate since the Serie A season ended. Maicon claimed he could leave Inter after not being offered a new contract to highlight his importance to the team. That led to suggestions that both Chelsea and Manchester City were preparing £12million bids to lure the right-sided defender to England. However, Maicon claims he is happy to stay in Milan ahead of a planned series of talks between his representatives and the club. "I have a contract until 2013," he said after helping Brazil to a 3-2 Confederations Cup Final victory over the USA on Sunday. "I'm sure that we will reach an agreement, but we must still talk to each other."

Source: ESA