Inter president Massimo Moratti was in good spirits on Monday evening after finalising the purchase of Diego Milito and spoke about other news surrounding the club, including the future of defender Maicon, who recently won the Confederations Cup with Brazil.
"I was convinced he would win the prize for best player at the Confederations Cup, but I am obviously happy for Kaka, who is a great guy," he was quoted as saying on Inter's official website.
It has been reported that Maicon was upset that the Nerazzurri had focused so
much attention on keeping striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and that he felt
disrespected by the club.
"We know Maicon's true value, we have never underestimated him. It is not difficult to say who is the strongest full-back in the world. He's been here three years and contributed to our success," he continued.
"His demands? These are issues that affect the club. Why are you concerned about them? He is strong, as are all the players on this team. We will always reinforce through our acquisitions, like Milito and Thiago Motta.
"The percentages that Maicon and Ibrahimovic will leave. What percentages?"
Indeed, the most recent reports from the peninsula suggest that the star duo will remain with Inter this summer, despite interest from England and Spain.
Adam Scime, Goal.com