Maicon could be on his way out of Inter Milan this summer, according to a representative of the company that handles the full-back's career.
The Brazil international's future has been the subject of heated debate for some time, with various clubs reported to hold an interest in his services.
Real Madrid were strongly linked with an approach for many years, but no deal was put in place.
Maicon is now 30 years of age and may have missed the opportunity to secure such a high-profile switch.
His buccaneering style of play would make him an attractive proposition to many sides in Europe, but he has expressed a desire to head home.
Antonio Caliendo of IPC has worked closely with the Samba star for many years and admits a return to South America is the most likely option for Maicon.
"I think he's returning to Brazil," he told Lancenet.
"I don't know the details as I have stopped speaking in Maicon's name, but it's unclear if he will remain at Inter Milan."