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Tuesday July 5 2011
Inter invite Maicon offers

Inter director Marco Branca has hinted Douglas Maicon could leave, “but so far we haven't received adequate offers.”

There are question marks over the Brazilian after they secured a deal for Santos starlet Jonathan.

“We have no intention of selling out big players. We could only talk about it when faced with incredible offers,” technical director Branca told Sky Sport Italia.

“Jonathan will arrive next week, but he won't be Maicon's replacement, because Maicon is staying as so far we haven't received adequate offers.”

It is effectively a call for clubs, above all Real Madrid, to make a proposal for the right-back.

Another veteran considering his future is Lucio, whose contract expires in June 2012.

“There is a problem over the length of Lucio's contract in the renegotiations, but we are confident he can stay with us.”

Branca also commented on other players linked with Inter this summer.

“Ever Banega? We cannot talk about negotiations as such, but there is an interest. Erik Lamela is a player we are tracking.”

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