Thursday 17 August 2017

Milan eye Tevez deal

John Nisbet

Milan are in no hurry to complete the signing of the Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez.

The Rossoneri claim they reached an agreement with the out-of-favour Argentina international earlier this month, but have yet to agree terms with his parent club. Vice-president Adriano Galliani said last week that Milan had made an offer to City to acquire Tevez on loan in January, with an option to make that move permanent in the summer.

City are reluctant to let Tevez go on loan, but Galliani is still hoping a deal can go ahead, especially as his side are without the services of Antonio Cassano, sidelined indefinitely after undergoing a heart procedure last month.

"Tevez is our first choice," said Galliani. "We know we have the player's agreement, but we hope he will not agree with other clubs. There is a deadline of 6.59pm on January 31 to complete his transfer.

Galliani also ruled out reports Milan are ready to offer Alexandre Pato or Robinho to City as part of a swap deal

Tevez (27), who is also a reported target for Juventus and former club Corinthians, returned to his homeland last month without City's permission and is yet to report back for training.

Irish Independent

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