Inter Milan fullback Douglas Maicon is looming as key to his club's chances of signing Real Madrid star Kaka. Corriere dello Sport says Inter will meet their Spanish counterparts on November 3 when Real Madrid play Milan in the Champions League at San Siro.

Inter had hoped to take Kaka on-loan with a view to a €24m transfer in the summer.

But it's now emerged Real coach Jose Mourinho will ask for Maicon to be included in the deal after negotiations for the Brazil right-back came to nothing in the summer.

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