Brazilian set to return to Serie A after unsuccessful stint in England.
Manchester City full-back Maicon is set to return to Italy this summer, with Roma expected to secure his signature.
The Brazilian international was signed by former boss Roberto Mancini from Inter last season, but failed to secure a regular place in the first-team.
Following the Italian tactician’s sacking, it is expected he will leave this summer, with Roma tipped to bring him back to Italy.
With the World Cup in Brazil fast approaching next summer, Maicon is in search of guaranteed first-team football, and new coach Rudi Garcia is expected to hand him that opportunity with a reported €5m bid according to football-italia.net.
The 31-year-old has lost his place in the national team to Dani Alves, and is not regarded as the same player he was during his successful spell with Inter.
An integral part of Jose Mourinho’s treble success in 2010, the Brazilian wing-back is hoping his return to Italy will help re-kindle his form and fitness and become a vital part of the new management at the capital club.
The Giallorossi have had a troubled start to pre-season, with angry supporters greeting them at training this week at Trigoria.
Garcia has attempted to calm the situation down as he looks ahead to his first campaign in charge, but it would appear that results on the pitch will determine whether or not the fans eventually begin to back the players.
Having sold Maarten Stekelenburg to Fulham earlier this summer, it is also reported that Roma will complete a deal for Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis in the coming days, as Julio Cesar is set to join the Partenopei on a loan deal.