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Corinthians have today denied reaching an agreement to sign Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez.
Blues manager Roberto Mancini had confirmed there was an “agreement” between the two clubs for the transfer pending the Argentinian securing his personal terms.
“At the moment we have an agreement with Corinthians, but Carlos now is still a City player,” Mancini told Sky Sports.
But Corinthians president Andres Sanchez denied any such agreement had been reached, saying City “did not accept Corinthians’ proposal for the footballer”.
“For the moment there is nothing concrete on Tevez and the counter-proposal will be examined (by Sanchez) and the board,” the club said.
According to Sanchez, City sent Corinthians a counter-proposal in which “it asks for changes in the form of payment and the total value of the transaction.
“Furthermore, Manchester City insisted that Tevez renounce a sum outstanding with the English club”.
The news will come as embarrassment for City as Mancini has already identified the player he wants to replace the Premier League joint top goalscorer from last season.
The Italian wants to buy Atletico Madrid striker Sergi Aguero for £35million but he faces competition from Real Madrid.