Tevez deal edges closer

Corinthians are hopeful they will complete the signing of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez on Monday.The Brazilian club expected to wrap up a deal for the Argentine striker on Sunday, but they have not yet heard from City about the new proposal which was tabled before the weekend.

Corinthians and City will conduct negotiations by phone on Monday hoping to settle their differences as the transfer must be concluded before Wednesday, when the Brazilian transfer window closes.

“Today (Sunday), there was nothing. It has to be tomorrow (Monday), right? There is no other way,” Corinthians director of football Edu Gaspar told Globoesporte.

“I hope it will all be solved on Monday and we can complete the signing and announce it.”

Tevez is free from international duties after Argentina were eliminated from Copa America, but Gaspar does not think it will play any role in the negotiations.

“I do not believe it will change anything. But since he is already available, maybe it will facilitate his trip to the country. We will see. Tomorrow (Monday) is the day,” he added.

The striker, who wants to quit Man City as he wishes to be closer to his family, will reportedly cost Corinthians, where he played from 2004 to 2006, a fee of 40 million pounds.