Friday, 27th July, 2012
Brazilian right-back Maicon is believed to have asked Inter Milan’s management not to include him in the club’s squad for the Europa League as it would reduce his chances of a move to Real Madrid.
According to Spanish daily Marca, the full-back is desperate for a move to the Spanish giants and has even rebuffed tempting offers from reigning Champions League winners Chelsea and cash-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala for this purpose.
The Nerazzurri need to submit the names of players who will be participating in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League this year and were ready to include the Brazilian in the squad.
However, it is believed that Maicon asked officials to remove his name because it would significantly hurt his chances of moving to Los Blancos.
The Brazilian must know the cost of an approach as he may be handed a hefty fine by the Serie A giants for such conduct.
For the Inter faithful, this is likely to appear as a shocking move on the part of the Brazilian international who has been at the San Siro since 2006.
It remains to be seen how La Beneamata officials will respond to Maicon’s behaviour and whether the 31-year-old will be allowed to leave the club if Real Madrid come calling.
Free betting tips and exclusive free bets! Don’t miss out!