City accept Corinthians bid for Tevez

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed the club have agreed to a fee with Corinthians for the sale of Carlos Tevez.Speaking in Vancouver during City’s pre-season tour of the United States, Mancini would not confirm the size of the deal, but it is believed to be in excess of 40 million pounds.

Tevez has been pushing hard for a move away from the English Premier League since City’s FA Cup final victory over Stoke on May 14, citing a desire to be close to his daughters, who live with their mother in Argentina.

The striker’s former club Corinthians, where he played between 2004 and 2006, had their initial offer rejected last week, but the Brazilian outfit are now believed to have reached an agreement with City.

“We have an agreement with Corinthians but Carlos now is still a City player,” Mancini said.

Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero is believed to City’s first choice to replace his Tevez, who finished last season as the club’s top scorer.