Anfield boss keen on signing Etihad Stadium star on a temporary basis.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish would take Carlos Tevez on loan – if Manchester City let their rebel star leave before the window shuts.
Dalglish’s club have made a cheeky approach for the Argentinian who could play for them in their push for the top four and both Cup competitions.
Tevez is currently in dispute with City and still pining for a move to AC Milan, but the Italian giants – and all other interested parties – are unwilling to commit to a full-time deal. So Liverpool have joined the queue of interested parties who would take Tevez on loan, paying his £200,000-a-week wages in the process at the cost of around £5million in rent.
Tevez’s fate will be decided before tomorrow midnight, when the transfer window will close.
Relations between City and their former skipper are so poor that they may block the Milan move and push the Liverpool idea instead.
The Anfield club are furious at suggestions that misfiring £35million striker Andy Carroll was offered in a swap deal as Dalglish wants him to be in his side for the push on three fronts.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
This may well be a cheeky offer but it could actually make sense for all concerned. Man City will not sell Carlos Tevez for a penny less than they feel he is worth and thus far that has resulted in a number of clubs pulling out of talks to sign the 27 year old on a permanent basis. Roberto Mancini has stated publicly that he will never select the Argentine for the first team again and has little need for the striker but does not want his disruptive influence at the Etihad Stadium club, so why not loan him out until the summer?
The reported swap deal which would’ve seen Andy Carroll going in the opposite direction was never going to interest the table topping Premier League side, not least because Mancini has the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli notching up goals at will. However any side who is willing to cover Tevez’s £200k a week wages for the best part of four months would surely be a tempting offer to consider.
What helps in Liverpool’s favour is the fact that the Merseyside club, some 19 points behind Man City, can not be considered rivals and therefore offering Tevez on loan does not impact on their hopes to secure their first domestic title in over 40 years.
Also the act of bringing in a loan strike option would help Liverpool in their short term goal of securing a much needed top four finish whilst not undermining £35m man Carroll with the signing of a big name striker on a permanent basis. Luis Suarez returns from his lengthy ban soon but Dalglish’s side have still only managed 25 goals in 22 Premier League matches this season so could well do with another attacking option.
Currently the Merseyside club has to depend on veterans Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt for attacking back-up, both of whom have scored vitals goals in recent weeks, but both are also more effective in wide roles. Carlos Tevez may well be something of a headache off the field of play but his record in the English top tier is pretty consistent, indeed the former West Ham man finished last season at the joint top scorer in the Premier League.