EXCLUSIVE: Maicon's Future At Inter Will Depend On The Outcome Of The Club World Cup - Antonio Caliendo

Goal.com caught up with agent Antonio Caliendo, who says Maicon's future is tied to Inter's Club World Cup campaign...
Antonio Caliendo is one of the most well known player agents in Italy, boasting world renowned clients like Inter star Maicon and Hercules hitman David Trezeguet.

Goal.com spoke exclusively with Caliendo regarding a number of topics, including the future of the Nerazzurri full-back, a possible destination for Sampdoria outcast Antonio Cassano and what he believes will be a quiet winter transfer market.

"I don't think there will be a lot of major coups. Usually the big names move in June," he suggested.

"I think teams can intervene to fix something specific [a problem area in their squad] to add something, but it's very hard to complete a transfer."

Juventus are challengers for the Scudetto but Caliendo is doubtful they will be able to bolster their squad in January, despite being linked with a number of players across the continent.

"They're developing well, but I'm not sure what they can do. I don't see many big names ready to change clubs in January."

Meanwhile, Cassano looks destined to leave the Blucerchiati following his row with the club's president Riccardo Garrone and Caliendo admits that either Milan club could be a destination.

"Behold, he is the exception. He is the only big name at the dance, let's say he's the most prestigious of those on sale," he admitted.

"In my opinion he will end up somewhere in Lombardia."

Turning to his client Maicon, who has been criticised for not reaching the heights of last season, Caliendo said everything is uncertain at this point and more will be revealed about their transfer plans following the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

"The situation is linked to the outcome of the Club World Cup, after this even we'll have a better idea regarding the new projects of the club and consequently they will have a better understanding of the future of some players [at the club].

"It depends very much on the outcome of the Club World Cup."

The 29-year-old looked certain to join Real Madrid at one point during the summer, though Caliendo is unaware if they will be prompted to launch a new offensive for the 2010 World Cup participant.

"I think Inter are focused only on the Club World Cup. The rest will come later, after the tournament has finished."

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