Anzhi Makhachkala (the emerging European team from Russia) is expressing an interest in acquiring Inter Milan right-back Maicon during the January transfer window. Anzhi has made Maicon a top priority after signing Samuel Eto'o this year.
Maicon's contract with Inter Milan is set to expire at the end of the 2012-2013 Serie A season. The contract also has an exit clause in which the club acquiring Maicon would have to pay Inter Milan just over $20 million.
Anzhi Makhachkala is owned by Suleiman Kerimov, who has the money to purchase players for his club. Anzhi has signed players such as Roberto Carlos, Yuri Zhirkov, Jucilei da Silva and Diego Tardelli to the club.