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Inter Milan Offer Maicon In Swap Deal to Land Man City Enforcer Nigel de Jong

San Siro side make Etihad Stadium boss an offer.

Inter Milan are considering using Maicon in a swap deal for Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong.

The Serie A giants want De Jong to beef up their midfield, but have also set aside a large part of their limited budget for Porto full back Alvaro Pereira.

Inter are keen to offload high-profile high earners such as Maicon and Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar, especially if they can replace them with younger talent on less bloated contracts.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

This may well be the type of deal that attracts Roberto Mancini. It seems likely that Dutch international Nigel de Jong’s first team chances are slim to none, not least because the arrival of Jack Rodwell from Everton adds the Man City boss another option to call upon, and the offer of Maicon as part of a swap deal could just do the trick.

The experienced Brazilian is a player that Mancini knows well from his successful spell in charge of the Nerazzurri and perhaps the addition of another right-back, arguably one who is superior to both Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards, though clearly older, is tempting bait that the Man City manager is ready to consider accepting.

De Jong made just 11 Premier League starts last season and may well see even less first team action during the current campaign and therefore the chance to re-ignite his career with the Serie A giants may well be a move the former Ajax and Hamburg midfielder would consider.


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