Inter omits Maicon from squad for Pescara clash

The experienced right back could be on the move in the upcoming days as he was excluded from the match squad for the Nerazzurri's Serie A opener
Maicon appears to be on his way out of Inter as head coach Andrea Stramaccioni has opted not to include the full-back in his squad for this weekend's Serie A opener against Pescara.

The 31-year-old is continually being linked with a move away from the Nerazzurri, with his agent claiming interest from Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea earlier this week.

Maicon did feature in the Europa League win over Vaslui on Thursday, but his exclusion from the squad for Sunday's encounter suggests a summer move could be on the horizon for the experienced defender.

Nevertheless, if it were down to new signing Antonio Cassano, Maicon would be going nowhere this summer as he hopes the right-back will stay put.

"I would be a happy man if Maicon remains at Inter," the former AC Milan forward said at a press conference on Saturday.

The defender joined Inter from Monaco in the summer of 2006 and has since made over 200 official appearances for the Giuseppe Meazza outfit.