Milan to take time over Carlos Tevez

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has admitted that the Serie A giants are in no rush to sign Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, and will take until the end of the January transfer window if necessary.

Tevez’s time in England is set to be ended in the new year, as Roberto Mancini’s men look to offload the temperamental striker following numerous disciplinary issues.

The Scudetto holders had a loan bid for the Argentina international rejected as City would prefer to sell Tevez, whilst Paris Saint Germain and former clubs Corinthians and Boca Juniors are also thought to be in the hunt for the South American’s signature.

Despite this, Galliani has stated that the San Siro outfit were in no rush to bring Tevez to Italy.

“Tevez is our first choice,” he told

“We know we have the player’s agreement, but we hope he will not agree with other clubs.

“There is a deadline of 18:59 on January 31 to complete his transfer.

“Everyone knows what Milan’s position is and he will arrive only due to (Antonio) Cassano’s problem,” he stated.

Rumblings in the Italian press had stipulated that Milan were set to offer Alexandre Pato as a makeweight in a potential swap deal, but Galliani rubbished this as mere speculation.

“I reiterate that Pato and Robinho will not leave the club,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight