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Juve join tevez pursuit

Juventus are ready to rival Inter Milan in the pursuit of Carlos Tevez if Manchester City allow the Argentina forward to leave Eastlands this summer, writes Mark Ogden.

Tevez, who is struggling to overcome a hamstring injury, is expected to leave City at the end of the season, despite withdrawing a transfer request last December.

European champions Inter are understood to be the leading candidates to sign Tevez.

But Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Juve are keen to take Tevez to Turin, as well as the Brazilian forward Neymar, if the club can fund a move for either player.

Marotta said: "Tevez and Neymar are two excellent players, very strong, and you would like to have either of them, but beyond that point is an economic reality which must be faced."

Juventus are also believed to be interested in Bosnian Edin Dzeko, whose £27m signature City beat them to in January.

Irish Independent