We only want Tevez! Milan halts Lopez talks to secure misfit Man City striker
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has announced Carlos Tevez is the club”s sole target in the January transfer window.
The Serie A giants are focused on bringing Manchester City”s misfit striker to the San Siro in the coming weeks and have ended all interest in other players.
Tevez is currently in his native Argentina having flown home without City”s permission last month.
Home on the range: Tevez hasn”t been back to City and is spending plenty of time on the golf course
His representatives have been speaking to officials at Milan about a possible move, but a sticking point has been the terms of the deal, with Milan wanting Tevez on loan initially and City keen to sell the player immediately.
Galliani has already had to pull out on a deal with Catania to sign Maxi Lopez, but remains remains hopeful the Tevez deal can still go through.
“We gave up on the deal (for Lopez),” Galliani told Milan Channel. “Catania and the player behaved well but we cannot keep other teams and players on standby while we wait for Tevez.”
“I believe and hope that Carlos arrives,” he stated. “We have dropped all other leads to bring someone who is one of the best in the world.
“He continues to say that he wants only AC Milan and I am fully concentrated on this deal. The fans can rest assured that if they do not the get the result they want it will not be for a lack of effort.”
Flashpoint: The Argentina international”s relationship with City broke down during the game with Bayern last September
And Gailliani has moved to end the speculation surrounding Milan striker Pato with a move to PSG, after a reported falling-out with Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri.
He said: “I have not heard from (PSG sporting director) Leonardo, nor Pato,” he claimed. “There are no negotiations.
“Pato is a Milan player and the truth is only that. In these days when the championship is stopped, the newspapers do not know what to write.”