Corinthians” Tevez ambitions alive despite AC Milan interest in outcast City striker
Corinthians remain confident they could land Manchester City”s misfit striker Carlos Tevez in the forthcoming January transfer window.
The Brazilian club had dropped back in the running behind Italian giants AC Milan to capture Tevez”s signature.
But City could be be persuaded to accept and offer below their 40million valuation to free up funds for Manncini to spend next month.
No rush: Tevez has been spending much of his time playing golf in Argentina
Milan want to loan Tevez until the end of the season and then consider a permanent transfer. City, however, remain suspicious that Milan don’t have the money to fund a long-term deal.
But Corinthians” new president, Roberto Andrade has reiterated the club”s desire to re-sign their former hero.
“He is a great player,” he told Estadao. “At the start of the year we will start up talks again, but it will be a difficult negotiation.
“His value is extremely high, but Corinthians will work hard on this.
“We are going to try once again. We know that Manchester City (are) asking for too much, but if we don”t try, we will never know.”
City also remain hopeful that Juventus will come through with a cash offer after making contact directly to boss Roberto Mancini earlier this month.
Money matters: Mancini has admitted he needs to sell before he can buy
After more than three years of lavish spending, City”s wealthy owners are insisting on a more pragmatic approach to their spending plans.
“Now we need to sell two or three players and then we”ll see,” said Mancini. “We want to sell and after that we may have time to buy someone if it’s possible.
“But it”s not easy. I ask the owner for Messi but it”s not possible!
“Until now we have been lucky because we didn”t have any big injuries. This could be a problem in January because we lose Yaya and Kolo, and I hope we don’t lose any other players through injury.”