Belfast Telegraph

Milan confirm approach for Tevez

AC Milan have made an offer to Manchester City to sign Carlos Tevez on loan in January, the Italian club's vice-president Adriano Galliani has announced.

Galliani claims an agreement is in place with the Argentina forward, but no deal has yet been reached between the Serie A champions and City. Reports in Italy suggest the Rossoneri have offered to take Tevez on a free loan for six months with an option to sign the player permanently next summer for 23million euros.

"Between [Monday] and [Tuesday] I have taken steps to reinforce a team that is already a formidable one," Galliani told the Milan Channel. "We have the agreement with Tevez and we recently sent an email to City with our offer."

He added: "Our offer is a free loan deal with an option to sign the player permanently on certain conditions.

"We hope City says yes. There were other European clubs interested, but we are in pole position. Tevez wants to come to us. Half of the agreement has been reached. Now we await City's response."

Representatives for the former Manchester United forward have held positive talks with the Italian giants, and City manager Roberto Mancini said on Tuesday it was "important" Tevez was sold.

Speaking at a press conference to preview Wednesday night's home Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, Mancini said: "I don't know what the situation with Carlos is in this moment.

"I think for us it is important to sell him. We can do this, to sell Carlos, for him for and the club.

"If he has a chance to go to Italy I am happy for him."


From Belfast Telegraph