Manchester City have reportedly rejected a 35 million-pound bid from Brazilian side Corinthians for captain Carlos Tevez.Tevez, 27, has publicly stated his desire to leave City after five seasons in the English Premier League.
The striker claims to be unhappy away from his daughters, who live in Argentina.
Former club Corinthians emerged as a potential destination, but their initial bid has reportedly been rejected 24 hours after it was lodged as Corinthians president Andres Sanchez confirmed a proposal had been made.
“The player wants to come to South America, he doesn’t want to hear from European clubs. He wants to come here. Now it depends on Manchester City agreeing ,” Sanchez said.
“The proposal has been made.”
“I spoke with his representatives with Tevez over the telephone.”
“He is interested in coming back to South America.”
“Corinthians have made a different proposal than it is used to, but which is very common among many clubs.”
“We will commit 20 to 25 percent of our television rights in the next four years if Manchester City accepts the bid.”
Corinthians, one of Brazil’s most popular clubs, receive more than 45 million euros each year in TV rights.
City are believed to value their leading goalscorer last season at around 50 million pounds.
Any potential deal with Corinthians will need to be concluded quickly, with the Brazilian transfer window set to shut on July 20.
Real Madrid and Inter Milan have also been linked with moves for Tevez, who played for Corinthians between 2004 and 2006.
After arriving in England with West Ham in August 2006, Tevez joined Manchester United a year later before switching to local rivals City in July 2009.