Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that Maicon will not be in his plans this season.

The Brazilian right-back was signed from Inter Milan by Roberto Mancini last summer but hardly featured for the Eastlands club and that situation is unlikely to change in his second season at the Etihad Stadium.

"Maicon didn't come here to the pre-season (tour in South Africa) and he will not be in the squad at Manchester City this year," Pellegrini told the club's official website.

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