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Barcelona Turn Down Chance to Sign Man City Striker Carlos Tevez

Can’t say we are surprised.

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Barcelona today claimed they had rejected the chance to take Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.

Nou Camp sources briefed the European champions were approached by Tevez’ representative Kia Joorabchian who said the Argentine would love to play for pep Guardiola’s side.

The long-term absence of crocked David Villa leaves a gap in the Nou Camp strike-force and while Joorachnian’s initial approach was said to have been rebuffed at the start of the month the Tevez camp are said to have come back in the last few days after proposed moves to AC Milan, Inter and Paris St-Germain broke down.

Tevez, due back from Buenos Aires tomorrow after being fined a staggering £9.3million by City, is desperate to find a club that will take him in the last few hours of the transfer window.

But with City wanting a minimum £25million, Guardiola and Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta stood firm in their plans to see out the season with their current squad, leaving Tevez facing another six months out of the game unless a deal can be found before 11pm.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Having seen PSG, Inter and AC Milan decide against signing the walking headache that is Carlos Tevez, it can not be a huge surprise that Pep Guardiola also opted against taking the Argentine off Man City’s hands.

Whilst the 27 year old is clearly a proven goalscorer he is also a proven nutcase. This leaves the former West Ham and Man United man wondering whether he will ever play again, other than for Man City’s reserves of course.

Shame. Well not really. He gets what he deserves.

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