Inter Milan fullback Douglas Maicon has priced himself out of a move to Real Madrid, it has been revealed.

AS says Real and Inter had come close to agreeing a €28 million fee for the Brazil international. But his demands of €7 million-a-year proved too much for Real management.

Real would never consider paying such a fee - plus massive wages - for a defender of 29 years of age.

However, the deal is not dead as Real have made contact with Maicon's minders in the last 24 hours in an attempt to convince him to drop his wage demands.

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