May 19 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Transfer news: Maicon rejected a move to Chelsea in order to join Manchester City, according to the Brazilian’s agent.
The defender swapped Inter Milan for the Premier League champions on transfer deadline day but Roberto Calenda insists his client ruled out moves to the Blues as well as Spanish champions Real Madrid and French big-spenders Paris St Germain.
“He chose Manchester City after rather a long evaluation process,” the agent told Sky Sport Italia.
“All the top clubs who needed someone in that role came looking for Maicon, from Real Madrid via Jose Mourinho to PSG, Chelsea and others.
“Maicon made his decision when Roberto Mancini called, as he had started his Inter adventure with this coach seven years ago.
“There were times during the season when he thought about staying, as he is very tied to the club colours, but after seven years together it was only right that this story should come to an end.
“I’d like to point out that at no point did Maicon demand to be sold, even when there were important proposals in the past. Unlike others, he never put his foot down or made life difficult. He played every Inter game with the utmost determination.”