Tevez faces D-Day this Wednesday

Carlos Tevez will return to England on Wednesday to learn his fate, as Manchester City are close to concluding their enquiry into his refusal to come off the bench for the club.

The temperamental striker has been suspended for two weeks from the Etihad Stadium team, and returned to his native Argentina whilst club officials, lawyers and HR staff looked into his indiscretion further.

City boss Roberto Mancini claims that Tevez refused to enter the field of play against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, compounding a 2-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena in the Premier League side’s first foray into Europe’s top tournament.

Tevez has claimed that it was a misunderstanding and that he did not refuse to play, but The Daily Mail indicate that the attacker will fly back to Manchester on Wednesday, and meet with the club to find out their judgement.

There have been reports that City may terminate the South American’s contract, but a cut-price sale in January looks more likely, with reports in Mirror Football that Real Madrid are ready to end Tevez’s time in England.

By Gareth McKnight