Tevez left in the cold as AC Milan talks collapse, thanks to Pato's decision to stay
Clueless: Nobody knows where Tevez will go now
Carlos Tevez's transfer to AC Milan dramatically collapsed on Thursday, after striker Alexandre Pato revealed he wants to stay in Italy.
Tevez's switch to the European giants hinged on Brazilian Pato moving away in January, with Paris St Germain a likely destination.
'Milan is my home,' explained Pato. 'I don't want to interrupt my career with the black and reds after winning my first two trophies with this shirt.'
The striker helped Milan win Serie A last season and the Italian Supercup in August, and said he wants to continue thriving with the Rossoneri.
'I want to contribute to writing Milan's history and to the future success of this club with happiness and in perfect harmony with the environment.
'Today is a special day for me.
'I thank club president (Silvio) Berlusconi, the club and the supporters who have always believed in me.'
Remain: Pato declared his intention to stay with AC Milan
Now AC Milan seem unlikely to purchase the striker and talks with Manchester City have broken down, despite Tevez agreeing personal terms with the club.
The want-away forward was close to joining AC, with Inter club president Massimo Moratti admitting his side had lost out in the race to sign the player.
When asked if Tevez would join AC Milan, Moratti said: 'I believe so,' adding 'That's football.'
But now with Pato's announcement, the striker's next destination is anyone's guess.
Tevez, who returned to his homeland in November without City's permission and is yet to report back to training, is under contract until June 2014.