Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Report: Chelsea Launch £25m Bid For Inter Star Maicon

The Blues are ready to 'Maic' their move for the flying Nerazzurri full-back...

Chelsea may have missed out on landing Glen Johnson, after the England international signed a deal with Liverpool yesterday with the club confirming an £18.5 million deal had been completed.

However, the Blues have their sights set on Inter right-back Maicon, who has impressed with his marauding runs down the right-hand side in the Confederations Cup and has kept Barcelona star Dani Alves out of Brazil's starting line-up.

The Sun reports that Inter will accept £25m for the 27-year-old defender and are even willing to part with idol Zlatan Ibrahimovic, also 27, for another £50m.

Both players were thought to be targeted by Real Madrid, but recent developments suggest that the powers that be at the Bernabeu are only interested in Maicon.

The former Monaco man has become unsettled at San Siro over the past few weeks, as he believes he has received little recognition for his considerable efforts in the Nerazzurri shirt.

Con Stamocostas, Goal.com

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