Striker to remain at the Etihad Stadium long-term?
Carlos Tevez is set to be offered a new contract by Manchester City after putting differences with manager Roberto Mancini behind him.
Argentine Tevez refused to play for City for part of last season after an argument with Mancini when he refused to warm up during a Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.
But after being integrated back into the first-team in the latter part of last season, Tevez has been a regular this campaign – scoring nine times – and is set to be rewarded with an extended deal with current contract due to expire in the summer of 2014.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s clash with Arsenal, Mancini said he is keen to offer the 28-year-old Tevez a one-year extension and said: “Yes, this could be because Carlos is 28 and he has other years to play. I think that this could be an option.
“I don’t know what Carlos thinks about this. We have another 18 months and I think we have the time to talk with him about this. When Carlos takes his decision, he will talk with us.
“His behaviour is very good, he works very well. He is an important player because he has experience in this moment and also now he can help Mario (Balotelli) which is important.”
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