Chelsea could bid for Maicon - agent

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Maicon's agent believes Chelsea will be among the teams who attempt to lure the defender away from Inter Milan this summer.

The Brazil international has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is also a fan of 27-year-old wing-back.

"I believe Ancelotti is one of Maicon's biggest admirers," Maicon's agent Antonio Caliendo told Sky Italia.

"It's not just Real Madrid but Chelsea who also could make a move (for Maicon).

"I'm not saying that would be the case because the possibility (of buying the player) is open to every club.

"However, what I would like to point out is that you don't negotiate for a champion, you go there, you buy him and that's that.

"You need to make a financial effort to buy a champion."

Inter president Massimo Moratti confirmed on Monday that there was a 50% chance that Maicon would leave the club this summer.

Caliendo believes Inter are doing the right thing by evaluating the offers.

"There's still a 50% chance," said Caliendo. "We adapt to what the (club) president wishes as he (Maicon) is tied to a four-year contract with the club. Moratti has made the right decision by listening to offers."

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