More transfer news are coming from the Premier League and it has been reported that Manchester City are making a swap offer for Inter Milan fullback Douglas Maicon.
British newspapers have reported that Manchester City desperately wants Maicon and are believed to be willing to offer Brazilian Elano and £10million in cash to Inter Milan.
Having strengthened his midfield by signing Gareth Barry and his attack with Roque Santa Cruz, plus the imminent signing of Carlos Tevez, boss Mark Hughes now wants to improve his defence.
And the 27-year-old Maicon, who had a superb season as Inter clinched a third Serie A title on the trot, is his top target, although he faces competition from Real Madrid and Chelsea if Inter decide to sell.
The agent of Maicon, Antonio Caliendo said to reporters that Maicon is one of the best right-back in the world and he can confirm that Manchester City are interested and have made a solid approach for the player.
Midfielder Elano, who cost City £8m two years ago, has stated his desire to join Inter and fallen further down City’s midfield pecking order after Barry’s arrival.