According to Italian web portal ItaSportPress.com Lokomotiv Moscow are pressing for the transfer of Maicon, currently in the ranks for Fluminense, former club of club captain Rodolfo. The website reported that Lokomotiv made an official offer of about €5 million. However it is reported that one potential hurdle in the transfer is Fluminense's reluctance to let the striker leave before the end of the current season.
Neverthless with Fluminense reported to be in the market for a striker, this may mean that Fluminense may accept Loko's bid subject to finding the subsitute for their prized asset. In addition it is toughted that Maicon (Maicon Marques Bitencourt) is also interesting Italian Serie A duo Cagliari and Palermo.
To date, Maicon, 20 years, has made 59 appearances for the Fluzão and scored 6 goals in the process. He was also part of the Brazil U20 squad in last year's World Cup in Egypt. In Brazil, due to his speed Maicon is also known as Maicon Bolt - with respect to Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. Recently, the young striker formed a lethal partnership with former Lyon striker Fred.