Brazilian wing-back Maicon will not leave Inter Milan this summer despite reported interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid to acquire his services.
The 27-year-old is under contract with the Italian champions until June 2013 and has no intention of leaving the Nerazzurri this summer.
"I will remain at Inter," the Brazil international said. "I like the Italian league. I am happy here and delighted that this team has allowed me to prove my quality in Italy and in Europe."
He added: "It is thanks to Inter that I have returned to the national team."
Maicon has made 28 league appearances for Inter this season andÂ started in all of the Nerazzurri's Champions League games.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms