Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Tevez Juve move edging closer

Carlos Tevez is expected to fly into Italy on Wednesday afternoon as his move from Manchester City to Juventus edges closer to completion.

Tevez's long-time advisor Kia Joorabchian headed to Turin earlier today to begin negotiations over personal terms.

Once Tevez arrives from South America, he will have a medical, although the striker's past record does not suggest that will be a problem.

Providing there are no unforseen hitches, Tevez will then complete one of the most notable summer transfers tomorrow.

Although he has yet to officially start work, new City boss Manuel Pellegrini is known to have authorised the transfer, which could net the Blues £13.5million and will save them up to £27million, including bonuses, from the final year of Tevez's contract.

The move gives City more flexibility to operate in the transfer market, although it has been suggested Pellegrini is happy to offer Edin Dzeko a chance to stake a claim for a regular place.

There had been interest in Napoli's Edinson Cavani, although it is claimed City are not willing to meet the Italian club's £50million valuation.

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