Maicon's agent, Antonio Caliendo, revealed yesterday that Real had been in contact about the Brazil international.
And Madrid sources have told calciomercato.com that Real are now discussing a £20 million fee with Inter for Maicon.
Meanwhile, Caliendo said last night: "I cannot deny a thing. The options are all still open.
"Is (Inter president) Massimo Moratti informed of this situation? He is not an inexperienced, he knows it all."