The Argentina international is under-fire as he refused to come off the bench against Bayern Munich in the Champions League in late September, and after a two-week suspension has been training by himself.
With the Etihad Stadium club ready to cut their losses and offload the troubled attacker for £20million in the new year, the Buenos Aires side may make a move to bring him back home.
“We’ll make an attempt to get Carlos Tevez. I know it will be difficult but we will try,” vice-president Jose Beraldi is reported to have said in The Daily Mail.
The forward started his career at La Bombonera, making 76 appearances and scoring 26 goals in three years between 2001 and 2004, before moving to Corinthians.
With the South American’s obvious abilities, a raft of other European clubs are thought to be interested in acquiring Tevez’s services, with Juventus, Inter and Real Madrid been linked with a January move for the 27-year-old.
Corinthians director of football Edu is said to have met with Tevez’s aide Kia Joorabchian also, and the Brazilian club have confirmed that they too will be in the running to sign Tevez in the next transfer window.
By Gareth McKnight