Tevez still AWOL

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has remained in Argentina without permission from the club, despite the fact that the Etihad Stadium outfit requested the attacker return to England by Monday.

The South American forward decided to return to Argentina last week regardless of the fact that a request for leave was rejected twice, and has refused to return to the Premier League club.

A representative of Tevez’s camp has revealed that discussions are ongoing regarding the player’s future, and a potential return to training.

“Over the weekend there have been a series of meetings and conference calls,” a spokesman for Tevez stated.

“Carlos is still in Argentina. However, both sides are in agreement that they want a resolution as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

“Discussions will probably be ongoing for the foreseeable future,” he concluded.

Tevez’s behaviour has been damned by PFA chief Gordon Taylor, as the latest scandal looks sure to ensure a transfer for the wantaway forward come January.

City have as yet refused to comment on the latest event in the Tevez saga.

By Gareth McKnight

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