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Manchester City tell Tevez he can go for £40m as Mancini dishes out £1m fine

By Stuart McKinley

Carlos Tevez’s row with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has cost him a whopping £1m.

City have fined the Argentinian striker four weeks wages after he was found guilty of FIVE breaches of contract following an investigation into his behaviour on the bench during last month's Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.

Although Tevez is expected to be sold by City in January, the club is understood to have told the player that he won’t be allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium for less than £40m.

Mancini claimed that Tevez had refused to come on as a substitute as City lost to Bayern, claims which the player denied as he blamed a misunderstanding, saying he had merely refused to warm up, something he deemed unnecessary as he had already done so.

After studying the evidence during what they called a ‘detailed investigation,’ a disciplinary panel for the club concluded that Tevez did refuse to play.

In a statement City said that they found Tevez had not fulfiled ‘an obligation to participate in any matches in which the player is selected to play for the club when directed by a club official.’

Among the other contractual breaches, Tevez was also found not to have followed the instructions of his manager.

The statement also added that Tevez had not fulfiled other required duties, breached the rules of various governing bodies and broken an obligation not to bring the game into disrepute or damage the club.

He also received a two-week suspension, but that is deemed to have been served.

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