Chelsea eye Maicon to replace Ivanovic
Media giant Sky Sports has linked Chelsea with a move for Inter Milan's wantaway full-back Maicon, as Branislav Ivanovic nears a move to Real Madrid.
Ivanovic, who has failed to agree terms on a contract renewal, is believed to be a top priority for Madrid, leaving Chelsea with a dilemma at right-back.
The West Londoners attention, though, has been drawn to Maicon who himself is in dispute with his side, Inter Milan.
There has been talk of a return to Brazil for the ageing full-back, but with Chelsea lurking in the wings, he may fancy one last shot at the big time ahead of 2014 World Cup.