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Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Close On Brazilian

European champions Chelsea are close to signing Inter Milan full back Maicon for a fee of around £6m after Spanish giants Real Madrid pulled out of the running.

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.


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.



  1. Atoti

    July 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I think Chelsea need to sign him, but the money and the wages is too much when we look at his age.

  2. Weaver

    July 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    For the short term, he is the right man- Let him come.

  3. Miracle maduforo

    July 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    he’s a gud replacement 4 bosingwa.. But chelsea shud stl get modric nd hulk…tanks. God bless nigeria. Up bluez!

    • Ben Fuller

      July 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      chelsea dont need modric we have hazard now aswell as mata and hopefully hulk sue u could sit im behind those 3 attacking players but i think persionaly romeu should play in that position alongside the best central midfielder in the prem league in ramires. forget modric he aint that good his stats last season wernt all that, not many goals and not many assists either

      • Lex

        July 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        Did u watch euros, modric was croatia’s best player, he plays the same way ozil does

  4. Moses

    July 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Let him come We need him

  5. ayobami

    July 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I like maicon to join chelsea

  6. Sunday isaac

    July 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Am Sunday isaac, Good replecement 4 bosigwa. But we stil need hulk, modric & moses

    • Ben Fuller

      July 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      no thanks moses is rubbish could only score 6 goals last team, swansea loaned sigurdsson in jan and even he scored more goals. modrc dont need him, let him go to madrid

  7. Vince

    July 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Don’t understand why we don’t just go for Gregory van der Wiel, he also only has a year and a half left on his contract, obviously he’ll be more than Maicon, but earlier reports suggest he could be available for around £10m – £12m! We have got the money and should spend now before FFP. If we get Maicon now and have to get a new full back in 2 or 3 years we might not be able to spend big because of FFP. Even if that reports are wrong and he costs £15m it would still not be that much. Now I know he haven’t had the best of Euro’s but he is an excellent full back and at only 24 that’s a way better deal!

    • Ben Fuller

      July 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      van der viel would be an expensive signing for some1 with only 1.5 years on his deal. ajax want around 20-25million euros for him and in the euros he didnt look that impressive, he looked like another bosingwa soe u cant bare to watch at right back

  8. Okoro Gabriel

    July 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    i like micon he is a very gud pleyer i dont want to no his age, and i ned modric an hulk.

  9. T canadian

    July 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Bring us hulk&modric / i like moses 2 replace sturrge.maico is old, what about of jovetic we need it up nigeria up blue 4 life

    • Ben Fuller

      July 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      jovetic isnt a right back so should get him instad of maicon

  10. onyebuchi

    July 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Dat is wil be a good signing but we stil nd another rb since ivanovic is d only one

  11. Okoro Gabriel

    July 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    If we buy micon let we buy van dawell an luka motric and hulk i tink wt dis pleyers my belove chelsea wil cary leugue Up Blues.

  12. Adeyemi Tobi

    July 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    We need right full back but maicon is not the type of player we need because is already old and is time as already go. Up chelsea, blue 4 life

  13. daddy fresh

    July 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Chls shld sign hulk we ned him, roman pls get us these men “Hulk, Modric, moses and maicon. Up chelsea.congrts di matteo.

  14. Douglas

    July 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Maicon,modric,hulk,johnson,nelson oliviera outs ferriera,essien,malouda,benayoun dats all.

  15. Adegunwa abayomi

    July 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    No doubt about it, Maicon is a good player, bt I dont think dat we nid him conseder his age,nd ffP is around the corner,so van.der wiel is optional. and dont 4get to had modric and hulk.

  16. Samuel Newton

    July 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Getting a player who has reached his peak of his career @ dat rate is waste of fund.. I prefer HUTCHINTON as a back up..

  17. Sir kay oyo.

    July 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    With his expirience, Micon is good but age is not on his side again. Give him short time contract.

  18. Diegbegha steven

    July 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I tink chelsea nid d likes of brazilians in d squad,so den maicon is welcum 2 stamford bridge

  19. Leo

    July 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    In football Age is just a number, isn’t fitness or experience.I now micon ve what it takes more than bosingwa.if Di Mateo nows dat micon ll deliver than let him come & also let abramovic bring hulk and forget about victor Moses

  20. Aweyi Yakubu

    July 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Maicon is another alves hmm is ok we also needs fast attakers like the likes of David Abwo nigerian international plays in POLAND watch him Roberto D up chelsea 4 life

  21. am donsky

    July 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    look oo…..chelsea no need Problm nw oo…di mateo shuld b careful…we dont nid maicon ….2 old 2 b in chelsea squad…..rememba Maicon vs BELL….hmm wach remix nxt season

  22. Manuel

    July 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Wat we need z abt young stars,l knw maicon z gd bt he z 2 old,bring mdrc and hulk 4 us to lift up de title,from malawi,l lov chelsea 4 real,even take me instead of maicon,hence am younger and l knw footbal dan maicon,reply to ma email.ok

  23. Raul Geege

    July 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Chelsea hv 2sign Modric,Maicon n Hulk.Dis will be de execellent signin 4ma darln team.

  24. Osborne

    July 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    £6m 4a player like Maicon isn’t a very bad deal 2me, jst d wage dat am worried abt, if it goes beyond 100k per week, den i’d rather we play our own Sam Hutchinson as 2nd choice 2 Ivanovic so dat he can learn 4rm him, pending full occupancy, jst like Cole & Berthrand.
    I fink all we need now is Hulk, nd probably Modric, provided he comes 4 nofin more dan £30m or betteryet, a return of Josh McEachran to full 1st team futbol.
    I’d really like 2see our youth blossom in d first team, seriously dis guyz are sm of d best in England, nd dats why we’ve gat dem in d 1st place.

  25. Ernestjp

    July 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Robish article hw can we sell dog and buy monkey 4 God sake maicon is not the type of player we need. If we are talking about young once getting experience we have hulchenson and tedd ken they hav to learn 4rm ivanovic who is far better than maicon so why maicon again even if we buy maicon he wil be on the bench so hw can the young once learn 4rm him. Moreover we said we want to cut the old age so why are we going 4 31 years old man hw many years contract are we going to give him

    • dd jnr

      July 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      i dont no Y chelseea re looking 4 players 4rom oda clubs!can we(chelsea)ever nurture a shame to us dat we could not produce a hot talent!ok luk at our young players like kakuta,mceachran,debrugne,piazon,lukaku nd many odas.

      • dd jnr

        July 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Any way if they ever needed to sign any player let them make only 3 signings:::hulk,modric then v moses nd loan him out 4 one season..i see a lot of potentials in de young naija lad.di matteo should always feature our young talents pls.

  26. noble kaka

    July 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    absolute nonsence,is di mattio out of his mind?we dont need a rightback cos we’ve got sam hutchinson to understudy ivanovic,all we need now is the brazilian hulk,then sell malouda and get victor moses,obviously we need to see more of our youth team players play in the first team, di mattio pls think well for the future, thanks.

  27. donken papacy

    July 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    maicon is a gud replacement for bosingwa but coach sh’d nt sign if d price exced 6m and we stil a younger player like van der wiel forget his euro meham and we also need modric and hulk. Bravo to chelsea.

  28. obaino

    July 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    age doesn,t realy mater for now,how old is Zeneti and pirlo ?wat maters here is his class and current for me he is better than van der weil

  29. jake

    July 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I like the idea of him coming in to help develop a younger right back as well as playing for us. There has been alot of talk of this Luke Shaw kid from Southampton for about 4 million so the two of them in a 10 million deal with the potential to give us a young well trained right back for years to come seems reasonable to me. That or pay 15 million for Van Der Wiel who seems vastly overrated in my opinion.

  30. Kayode oluwaseun

    July 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    My advice 2 Abranovic is dat he should think about d fulture not just about wat wil happen now, we need young player 4 now coz we ve d champions league trouphy in our cabinet. Now we need 2 plan 4 d fulture.

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