Corinthians improve Tevez offer

Corinthians will entice Manchester City with a bonus clause in an improved bid for Carlos Tevez, according to a report in Lancenet.An initial bid of 40 million Euros for the Argentine international was rejected by City earlier this week.

However, Brazilian Serie A side Corinthians, where Tevez played from 2003 to 2006, have made another push for the 27-year-old’s signature.

Brazilian football publication Lancenet reports that on top of the 40 million Euro transfer fee, a bonus clause has been added to the proposal which will see City receive an unspecified fee if Tevez’s stint at the club proves successful in terms of results, marketing and shirt sales.

Corinthians have given City a deadline of Sunday to answer to their offer as the Brazilian transfer window closes on July 20.

Reports in England claimed Corinthians had increased the transfer fee in a bid to persuade City to part ways with Tevez, but the Brazilian club have rejected such stories.

“That is not true. We did not alter the figure in the offer. I cannot reveal details about the negotiations,” Corinthians vice-director of fooball Duilio Alves told Lancenet.

“What I can say is what I have said before. We are still in negotiations with City to bring in Tevez. Talks are still ongoing.”

Tevez, who joined Manchester City in 2009, has voiced his desire to leave the club as he wishes to be closer to his family, who are residing in Buenos Aires.