Brazil international right-back Maicon is all set to leave Italian and European champions Inter for Real Madrid if the two clubs can agree on a fee, the player's agent has revealed.
Antonio Caliendo has made it clear that there will be no problems with his client agreeing personal terms with los Blancos, insisting that the ball is now in the court of the two clubs. Earlier reports suggested that the 29-year-old is ready for a reunion with Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu but the clubs have been unable to agree on a transfer fee.
Caliendo has now declared that there is no problem on their side.
"If Inter president [Massimo] Moratti decides to sell Maicon for budgetary reasons, then there should be no problem selling the player, partly because the two are friends," he told Sky Sport 24.
"When Maicon returns from America (he is currently on a pre-season tour of North America with Inter), we will sit down and discuss his future.
"If Real Madrid and Inter reach an agreement, then there won't be any problems with Maicon's personal terms.
"But the presidents [Moratti and Florentino Perez] will have to decide. Maicon does not want to walk away looking like a mercenary at all."
Inter reportedly want €28-30 million for Maicon, but Madrid are prepared to pay only €24m for the right-back.