Maicon snubs Citizens interest

Internazionale defender Maicon has ruled out joining Manchester City after declaring his intention to move to Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old full-back is keen to follow former Inter coach Jose Mourinho to Spain despite interest in the £20million-rated Brazilian from the big-spending Premier League club.

Mourinho has been confirmed as the new coach of Madrid this week after leaving Inter following their Champions League final success over Bayern Munich.

Maicon is rumoured to be one of the players on his summer wish-list and the Brazil international has now admitted that a move to Madrid would be an appealing prospect.

"What I want is to play for Madrid and it would be an honour for me to be there because I have said it would be a great opportunity in my career," he told AS.

"With Manchester City I have nothing, I can assure that. I will make it very clear to prevent misunderstandings: I want to play for Madrid, I do not want to go to Manchester City.

"Moreover, I repeat that I have nothing with the English club."

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