Manchester City Only Have An ‘Outside Chance’ Of Landing Inter Milan Full-Back Maicon

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.

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