Picture perfect: Tevez poses with AC Milan boss ahead of finally sealing Man City exit
Carlos Tevez posed for photographs with AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani after taking a step closer to sealing his exit from Manchester City.
The Italian champions will submit a new bid for the striker after talks with the player's advisor Kia Joorabchian in Rio de Janeiro.
Key talks: Carlos Tevez with Adriano Galliani and Kia Joorabchian on the front page of Friday's edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport
Galliani also spoke to City's acting chief executive John MacBeath, according to Milan newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, and hopes to agree a deal before Tuesday.
Inter Milan technical director Marco Branca simultaneously held talks with his opposite number at City, Brian Marwood, in London on Thursday.
However, Joorabchian said Tevez was currently only talking to Milan, denting hopes that City will be able to spark a bidding war.
Details of the new offer are being kept under wraps, but it is believed Milan are still seeking an initial loan.
City have made it clear they want to sell Tevez, but the major change is that Milan seem willing to accept conditions that would force them to buy the 27-year-old at the end of the season.
According to Mediaset, the outlet controlled by Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, this is likely to mean Milan would be forced to pay City 20million at the end of the season if Tevez plays in half of the games he is eligible for during the loan term.
Break: Tevez has been back in Argentina with his family
Tevez flew to Rio from Buenos Aires to meet the San Siro powerbroker at his home in Ipanema. After the serious business of negotiations, the pair, along with Joorabchian, were later all smiles at the fashionable Gero restaurant nearby.
Joorabchian told Italian media: 'We have great confidence in the successful outcome of negotiations between the two clubs.
'We had talks with Inter for months. We met in Sardinia. But in August there were more contacts. Now we are talking only with AC Milan and Manchester City also know this.'
Inter are thought to be offering a similar deal and have been in contact with their former manager Roberto Mancini.
Branca has denied that Wesley Sneijder – the Holland midfielder admired by Manchester United – was offered to City as part of the deal.
Meanwhile, reports in Argentina say Tevez has already picked his new home: a luxury four-bedroom apartment close to the fashionable Piazza San Babila at a cost of 4,600 a month.