Juventus Offer Felipe Melo Plus €5m For Man City Striker Carlos Tevez

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Bianconeri consider part-exchange deal for Manchester City striker.

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Juventus are keen to add a powerful striker to their squad this summer in a bid to win a second successive Serie A title, and Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez may well prove to be the man they are after.

Despite having supposedly set their sights on Real Madrid wantaway striker Gonzalo Higuain (reports in the Italian press that a deal between the two clubs for the striker this summer is 70% probable), whispers of Higuain’s Argentine compatriot Carlos Tevez have also made themselves heard around Turin.

It has been suggested that Manchester City are after out-of-favour Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Galatasaray. As the Turkish club will not pursue their interest in Melo any further, Juventus may consider using him as leverage in their bid to capture the 29-year-old Tevez from City.

Reports of a deal combining Melo and a fee of €5m in exchange for Tevez would definitely benefit Juventus financially, as not only would this cost them far less than it would do to sign Higuain from Madrid, but it would also help alleviate their squad of an unwanted player and his wages.

However Tevez, who had a fairly unsavoury relationship with former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, may be keen to see exactly how he features in the club’s new manager’s plans before listening to offers elsewhere.

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