The agent of Inter Milan defender Maicon, Antonio Caliendo, claims that Manchester United have been tracking his client for some time. However, his representative was also keen to stress that the Red Devils have never made a bid for the Brazilian international.

"The interest of Manchester United in my client is nothing new, they have followed him for a long time," he told

"However, that has never resulted in any contact."

The 28-year-old joined Inter in 2006 from Monaco and also played a key role in his country's Confederations Cup triumph this past summer.

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