Brazilian club Corinthians have lodged a €40 million (£35.2 million) bid for unsettled Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, in a stunning attempt to bring the striker back to South America.
The Argentinean, who is currently on international duty in his homeland in the Copa America, has expressed his desire to leave Eastlands and England, claiming that he is homesick and wants to be closer to his family, who are back in Buenos Aires.
The bid would give the former Boca Juniors attacker an escape route, and is the first concrete offer of the summer for the 27-year-old. The hitman played for Corinthians between 2004 and 2006 before moving to England, scoring 25 goals in 38 games.
Inter, Juventus and Real Madrid have all been linked with a move for Tevez also, and may now be prompted into action. Wherever the player decides to go, he will need to take a pay cut, as he is currently earning almost £200,000 a week at Eastlands.
It is believed that Roberto Mancini is reluctant to let his captain leave before getting a replacement, with Sergio Aguero reportedly in the big spending club’s cross hairs. ‘Kun’ is available for €45 million (£39.7 million) after handing in a transfer request at current club Atletico Madrid.