Real Madrid are preparing a new push for Inter Milan fullback Douglas Maicon. AS says Maicon's performance against Chelsea has convinced Real chiefs to try again for the Brazil international.

Real tried for Maicon last summer, with president Florentino Perez making a move for the fullback before his election was confirmed.

While they have Alvaro Arbeloa and Sergio Ramos to fill in at right-back, Florentino accepts they need to find an outright senior fullback for next season.