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Man City Turn Down £19.6m AC Milan Bid for Carlos Tevez

Etihad Stadium striker subject of San Siro interest.

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Manchester City have rejected an offer from AC Milan to take striker Carlos Tevez on loan with a commitment to signing him for 23m euros next summer.

Italian champions Milan sent the proposal to City on 6 December but the Premier League club told BBC Sport on Sunday that it had been turned down.

City are only willing to sell the 27-year-old in a permanent deal.

Tevez and City insist reports that Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a fee for the player are incorrect.

PSG made an informal approach to City in October, offering a loan deal, but both parties say this has not been followed up.

A source close to the Tevez camp told BBC Sport: “There has been absolutely no contact with PSG.

“Carlos has had no talks and is unaware of any potential deal.”

It is understood that Milan remain favourites to sign the Argentina international but the transfer is still some way off.

“Manchester City want us to buy Tevez definitively,” Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani told Italian media.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

This is fairly surprising. If AC Milan’s deal included a definite deal to see the San Siro side stump up the cash to sign Carlos Tevez next summer then one can only imagine that the reason the Premier League leaders did not accept the deal is that the amount offered wasn’t enough.

Given that previous valuations by Man City of their Argentine star were around the £50m mark then I guess an offer of less than half that amount is likely to get short shrift, however a lot has happened over the past few months that will inevitably affect the player’s price-tag, the good news for the Etihad Stadium side is that they have no financial need to accept a penny less than they feel they deserve.

This could run and run and Mr. Tevez may well realise his behaviour has essentially helped derail his career and it may take a lot of time and effort to get it back on track.

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