Manchester United have been linked with a move for Inter Milan right-back Maicon.
The 28-year-old Brazil international joined the Nerazzurri from Monaco in 2006 and has been a key player at the Giuseppe Meazza since Jose Mourinho's arrival.
Maicon's agent Antonio Caliendo says the player is set to remain in Italy for the time being, although he admits United have stepped up their interest.
"United's interest in my client is not something new," he told Tuttopremier.it.
"They have been following him for a while. Now it seems to me that they are pressing for him, but I don't think there have been any concrete offers yet."