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Mourinho couldn’t get Maicon but got Carvalho instead

Posted on | August 11, 2010 | No Comments

After arriving in Madrid Jose Mourinho primary target was Maicon as he intended to move Sergio Ramos into the center of defence.

Real Madrid could not reach an agreement with Inter over Maicon transfer price and Mourinho switched his priorities to a central defender. The Portuguese manager was looking for an experienced defender. As one of his best men in that compartment,Brazilian Pepe, got injured and the negotiations with Milan over Thiago Silva stalled Mourinho has quickly turned attention on his former player from Chelsea.

Mourinho wanted to sign Carvalho also last year at Inter but got Lucio instead what was proven to be a very good acquisition.

Carvalho will undergo a medical test tomorrow. Real Madrid will pay around €8 millions for the 32 years old defender and it is supposed that the player will sign a two years contract.

Before moving to Chelsea Carvalho played for Porto, Leca, Vitoria de Setubal and Alverca.



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