Carlos Tevez forced to train alone

Carlos Tevez has been forced to train alone on his return to Manchester City, and met with Roberto Mancini in the early hours of Thursday morning to try to end the ongoing dispute.

The Argentina international was suspended by the Etihad Stadium club after Mancini claimed that the striker refused to come off the bench in the Premier League side’s 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in September.

Tevez denies these claims, and has been in his homeland whilst City investigate the circumstances of the incident.

According to The Telegraph, after flying back to England the Italian coach invited Tevez to his home, where he hoped to clear the air with the South American.

It is believed that Mancini stated that Tevez would be allowed to train with the first-team squad if he publicly and personally apologised to him and the club’s supporters.

Tevez however rejected these terms, as he feels he has been hard done by and did not refuse to enter the field of play. The forward is particularly keen to clear his name, and is unworried about potential financial penalties.

As the feud continues, Tevez will train alone with a fitness coach, and is set to be fined several weeks wages that could eclipse £1 million.

By Gareth McKnight