City hopeful of Maicon deal.
Manchester City only have an ‘outside chance’ of landing Inter Milan full-back Maicon, according to a club insider.
The Premier League Champions have stepped up their attempts to sign the Brazilian in the past 48 hours and are hopeful of completing a deal before Friday’s transfer deadline.
The 31-year-old has just one year remaining on his current contract at the San Siro and has publicly voiced his desire for a fresh challenge next season.
City boss Roberto Mancini is a big fan of the right-back, who he managed during his spell in charge of the Nerazzurri, and has moved quickly following the news that Michah Richards faces a spell on they sidelines.
It is believed that Inter are holding out for £5.5m, with City reluctant to pay more than £4m, but both clubs are optimistic of reaching an agreement.
However, a Eastlands insider told ESPN that “there’s only an outside chance” of the deal going through, which could mean a Mancini’s frustrating summer is set to continue.
Serie A tickets
Compare ticket prices for all the big games in the Italian league with tixdaq. Buy AC Milan tickets, Juventustickets, Inter Milan tickets, Roma tickets and many more with the leading ticket comparison site.