Inter Milan fullback Douglas Maicon is a target for Manchester City.

The 27-year-old right-back, who had a superb season with the Italian champions, has attracted interest from Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Reports suggest City could be willing to use midfielder Elano as a bargaining tool.

Maicon's agent Antonio Caliendo told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Maicon is the best right-back in the world. I would rule out that Manchester United are looking for him but I know that City made an approach."