AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has admitted that if the Serie A giants do make a move for Carlos Tevez in January it will only be on loan.
The Manchester City striker’s time in England seems to be drawing to a close after repeated indiscretions and disciplinary proceedings, with the South American returning to Argentina recently without permission of the club.
The Etihad Stadium outfit are thought to be looking for a January buyer for the attacker, and the Scudetto holders were earmarked as a potential suitor.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men are thought to be in the market for a forward due to Antonio Cassano’s health problems, and a £25 million move in the new year has been speculated in the British press.
Despite this, the Giuseppe Meazza chief has stated that the Italian side are only interested in a temporary deal.
“Whoever comes to Milan in January will be on loan for free, with an option to make that stay permanent,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Tevez? We will see, there’s time. Probably if we had not had [Antonio] Cassano’s situation, we would remain as we are.”
The news will come to a blow for City, as potential destinations for Tevez are becoming limited; Juventus recently ruled themselves out of a move for him come the new year.
By Gareth McKnight