Manchester City have no intention of letting their captain go to Inter Milan.
Manchester City have turned down a £30m bid for Carlos Tevez from Inter Milan.
Reports in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport say the club’s president Massimo Moratti tabled the bid for the Argentina forward but it was turned down and deemed ‘insufficient.’
The Serie A side could now turn their attention to Udinese striker Alexis Sanchez, who has hit 12 goals in 25 league starts this season.
Tevez requested a transfer from City in December but was talked into continuing his time at the club where he is captain by the club’s billionaire owners.
The former Manchester United man is the club’s leading scorer with 22 strikes in all competitions, more than double the tally of the club’s second most prolific marksman Mario Balotelli who has 10.
The striker has missed City’s last two games with a hamstring injury and is facing a battle to be fit for the FA Cup Final against Stoke on May 14.
Manchester City are gradually progressing in the Premier League, and look odds on to reach next season’s UEFA Champions League by finishing in the top four.
Still, their manager Roberto Mancini knows that unless they can keep their best players, they will struggle to keep up that momentum.
Carlos Tevez is certainly one of Man City’s best players.
He is their talisman and leader – the captain who never stops running and the striker who has contributed 19 league goals, the second most in the league.
However, while his commitment on the pitch has never been in doubt, he has spoken regularly about wanting to depart Eastlands – and England – in order to move to a country where his family are willing to live.
If the player decides he wishes to leave, Mancini’s hand could well be forced.
Even so, if Inter Milan truly want him he will not come cheap.