The agent of Douglas Maicon has played down the prospect of the Inter Milan defender moving to Real Madrid. It's been mooted that Maicon could move to Real in exchange for Kaka.

But Antonio Caliendo told TMW: "I cannot say anything, but it seems hard to believe that players of this level can be exchanged in mid-course.

"These players are usually the subject of very well planned transfers. Unless it is cases like that of Ronaldinho, where in practice there is a chance to return home."

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