Tevez returns to Manchester City

Carlos Tevez has been summoned back to Manchester City training on Thursday, with the striker having a case to answer to the club executives this week.

Roberto Mancini accused the Argentina international of refusing to come off the bench against Bayern Munich in the Champions League back in September, and had been suspended by the Etihad Stadium outfit for two weeks whilst investigations were being held.

The attacker had returned to his homeland, but will be back in Manchester to train and answer the club’s questions on Thursday following the culmination of the suspension period.

“The club has been conducting an investigation into the events of 27 September at the Allianz Arena,” a statement released by City reads.

“The club has now reached a stage in its investigation where it has concluded that there is a case for Carlos Tevez to answer of alleged breaches of contract.

“Accordingly, the club has informed him that he will face disciplinary proceedings and the hearing will be convened shortly. Carlos will be required to report to Roberto Mancini for training on Thursday,” it concluded.

The world of football will be keen to see what City’s judgement and punishment on the issue is, as the era of player power threatens to get out of control should Tevez get away with his actions.

The Independent has also stipulated that Tevez is in line for a world record £1.5 million fine after his disciplinary proceedings.

Juventus and Real Madrid will also be monitoring the situation carefully, as both are reportedly keen to make a move for the unsettled forward come January.

By Gareth McKnight