Los Merengues boss Jose Mourinho has earmarked the Argentinian striker as the man to help the club end Barcelona’s La Liga superiority and take the club back to the pinnacle of Spanish football.
The 27-year-old’s career at the Etihad Stadium is effectively over after his refusal to come off the bench in last months Champions League draw with Bayern Munich saw the club suspend him for two weeks.
Roberto Mancini has admitted he won’t consider Tevez for selection even though his suspension ends on Thursday with City ready to announce what action they will take after an internal investigation into his act of mutiny.
Despite the strikers temperament it hasn’t dampened Madrid’s interest and the Spaniards are preparing to test the Premier League big spenders with an offer as soon as the transfer window opens.
There is, however, a few complications that could scupper the deal with City demanding £35 million for their former captain whilst his wage demands could prove to be too excessive.
Whilst the fee shouldn’t pose too much of a problem Tevez’s wage demands of £250,000-a-week, which surpass that of Madrid’s highest earner Cristiano Ronaldo on £200,000-per-week, could put the brakes on any potential deal.