Interâ€™s â‚¬30m valuation of the right-back was deemed as a little too excessive by Real Madrid for a player who is already 29.
â€śIf they had wanted him that much then they should have offered more,â€ť Moratti told Corriere dello Sport.
â€śThey didnâ€™t understand how good a player he is. He will subsequently stay here with us and we are very happy about that.
â€śThe player though is very tied to Inter and it would have been sad to sell him.â€ť
The news that Maiconâ€™s move to Real Madrid is off will delight new Inter boss Rafael Benitez who was understood to be against the sale.
â€śMaicon is a formidable player,â€ť continued Moratti. â€śHeâ€™s the best full-back in the world and it would have only been normal for Benitez to be unhappy should the Brazilian have been sold.
â€śMaicon is a boy with great heart and great class, somebody who can take the side by the hand,â€ť the oil baron continued.
â€śHe is a player who didnâ€™t deserve his future to be placed on the scales like that, especially for such a long time as we didnâ€™t have the need to sell him.â€ť