Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Close On Brazilian

By on July 4, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea are linked with Inter Milan defender Maicon.

Maicon

Chelsea are close to signing Inter Milan full back Maicon, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that the Blues are now considered as clear favourites for the Brazilians signature after Spanish giants Real Madrid pulled out of the running.

With only one year remaining on his current contract, Maicon will only cost the European champions around £6m. Madrid feel the deal is too expensive given the players high wage demands and the fact he’s approaching his 31st birthday and will therefore have no re-sale value.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Lille’s Mathieu Debuchy already this summer as Roberto Di Matteo looks for a replacement for Jose Bosingwa, who left the club at the end of last season, but it seems he’s found his man in Maicon if the Mail is to be believed.

FT Verdict

Maicon could prove to be an excellent short-term signing for Chelsea if these reports are accurate and he moves to Stamford Bridge this summer.

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He has proven to be one of the most effective attacking right back’s in Europe in recent years, but at nearly 31 he will need to be replaced after a couple of seasons so it might be worth Di Matteo bringing in a youngster now who can learn from Maicon and become the natural successor.

Would you like to see Maicon at Stamford Bridge? Get involved in the comments section.

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53 Comments

  1. Innocent

    July 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Maicon is old very old chezea go 4 playas like van da weil ,hulk,modric nd cavanim i tink dat da team iz kumptlet

  2. Snowhite Obi

    July 4, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Some of these guys are not Chelsea Fan,thats why they are talking nonsen,especially Ben Fuller…Maicon is by far better than all the Right-Back link to Chelsea. In the World of FootBall,Big names matters alot,we are not Arsenal,were they train children. We need result,we need trophies. Therefor,big names matters so much for us…Chelsea is one of the biggest Club in the World,we need World-Class players like Maicon,Modric,Hulk and Moses to build a Powerful and Fearful team…Players like Malouda,Essien,Ferriera should go.

    • steven

      July 5, 2012 at 9:35 am

      listene to yourself, you just said MOSES is a world class player. clearly you dont know what you are talking about. And if chelsea buy hulk, that kills sturridge’s chelsea career, and if you buy modric where do you fit him in?

  3. Dennis Oletukovie

    July 4, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    We nid maicon, and hulk. That is enof. Blues 4 life!

  4. Snowhite Obi

    July 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Some of these guys are not Chelsea Fan,thats why they are talking nonsen,especially Ben Fuller…Maicon is by far better than all the Right-Back link to Chelsea. In the World of FootBall,Big names matters alot,we are not Arsenal,were they train children. We need result,we need trophies. Therefor,big names matters so much for us…Chelsea is one of the biggest Club in the World,we need World-Class players.

  5. Snowhite Obi

    July 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Di Matteo should try not to make the same mistake as AVB…Players like Malouda,Ferreira,Essien etc should go. Then,Lukaku should go on Loan,if its possible. Josh McEachran should be given a chance in Chelsea,he’s a world-class player.

  6. Nomore

    July 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I dont like maicon coz maicon iz old we must sign van der weil,modric&rvpnot maicon di matteo we are now apply a ticket 2 go we dont want maion gateaway

    • steven

      July 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

      van der weil wasnt very good in european championships. too many defensive errors. Cant buy RVP because we dont play with 2 up front cant buy modric because we cant fit him in

  7. Jmats

    July 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Maicon s a vry gud player RDM mak sure u lure him 2 d brige.up blueeees

  8. Lisandro

    July 5, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Well rdm i wil advice u go 4 maicon as d age is just a numba,d most important fim is d xperience.UP BLUES

  9. Marc CFC/BKK

    July 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

    We have the youngster to learn from both Maicon and Ivanovic whilst they rotate in the RB position; that youngster is the exciting Todd Kane; do your homework, support Chelsea, know your club. Todd Kane is the future so Maicon makes much sense.

  10. Hesmharheel

    July 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Maicon is one of d top class right defender and as senior player, he as alot of experience, so i huge RDM to bring him to bridge. Gud luck to you

    ROBERTO DI MATTEO

  11. lovet

    July 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

    maicon it to to old.pls go for players like van de weil.we are now struggling to get rid of old guys not to insert bring old legs.

  12. lovet

    July 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Pls lets go for younger legs than for those old guys.We need to build a squad like what Mourihno did than to biuld a team for the moment

  13. Orterem charles

    July 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Micon has been impressive jst dat his disapointment came when he mate Bale of tottaham,bt he’s good.

  14. tasawur

    July 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Micon and Hulk is essential for winning Chelsea Team

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