The agent of Inter Milan fullback Douglas Maicon says Real Madrid face competition for the Brazilian.

Maicon has again been linked with Real in recent weeks.

"There are voices in the market, but it's no mystery that he is liked and we are not surprised," Antonio Caliendo told

"There are a number of teams interested in Maicon, but now is not the time to disturb the player because Inter are fighting on three fronts.

"In the past Maicon has always shown he doesn't bow to pressure from market speculation."