Bernabeu boss Jose Mourinho hopes to snap up Etihad Stadium striker on cut price deal.
Real Madrid are reportedly planning to make a January bid for Man City striker Carlos Tevez in the wake of the Argentine’s apparent refusal to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich. Bernabeu boss Jose Mourinho is known to be keen on the former Corinthians, West Ham and Man United man and hopes that in light of recent events that the Etihad Stadium club’s valuation of the player will have significantly dropped.
Mourinho has relatively few established striking options to call upon in his Real Madrid squad and is now looking to take advantage of the unsettled nature of Tevez’s relationship with Man City in order to sign the 27 year old for substantially less than his club’s reported £50m valuation.
Currently Jose Mourinho has just two recognised strikers in his squad, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema, and has to depend a great deal on goals coming from his attacking midfielders, most predominantly on Cristiano Ronaldo, and therefore is certainly in the market for a new striking option.
Roberto Mancini has made it clear he has no intention of playing Tevez again and as such there are only a few options open to the Man City boss, one would be to terminate the players contract immediately or to wait until January before selling the striker and this may be the more financially viable option for the club to take.
Mourinho is said to be ready to offer up to £25m for Tevez and given that Mancini has in form strikers Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero to call upon as well as Italian youngster Mario Balotelli as back up and could therefore consider such an offer as one that Man City should accept in order to remove distraction from the squad as a whole.