Milan still front-runners for Tevez

Carlos Tevez’s representative Kia Joorabchian has stated that he is keen to finalise a transfer for his client from Manchester City to AC Milan.

The temperamental Argentine forward is set to leave the Etihad Stadium in the current transfer window after a number of disciplinary issues.

The Scudetto holders have already had a loan move for the South American forward rejected, and Inter have been linked with a move for the attacker in recent days.

Despite this, Joorabchian has stated that he will meet Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani in Rio de Janeiro in the next coming days to hopefully conclude a deal.

“We’re here (in Rio) to finalise with Milan. We haven’t heard from Inter since August,” he told reporters.

Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini has stated that there are a number of teams interested in buying Tevez, and that City may delve into the market once he is sold.

“We need to sell three or four players and with Carlos we could close a deal with a club in the next three or four days,” the Italian coach stated in a press conference.

“We hope for us and for Carlos we can do a deal. There are two or three teams in Italy, a team in France, and another team involved – I hope for him he can start to play football.

“We could maybe bring someone in, but we need to sell,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight