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Tevez hopes to make Chelsea clash

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Carlos Tevez's adviser expects the Manchester City striker to be available for this weekend's match against Chelsea.

The Argentina international has been in his homeland for more than a week after his wife gave birth prematurely. But with Vanesa now out of hospital, although the baby is still in intensive care, City boss Roberto Mancini wants Tevez back in England.

And Kia Joorabchian said on Monday he believes Tevez will be fit for the Stamford Bridge contest, telling Sky Sports News: "He hopes to be back for the Chelsea game. He hopes things will get better, for his daughter's sake and because he wants to get back and play. He loves to play."

He added: "When these things happen you have to deal with them. Obviously he's having to go through a very difficult period but he's dealt with them before and will continue to do so.

"The club have been informed on a daily basis - Carlos Tevez has given 100% to the club since the day he arrived."

Joorabchian continued: "When your child is in intensive care it's a very serious matter.

"The signs are very positive in terms of his daughter's recovery and we are all hoping this is the case.

"He was determined to get back for the Liverpool game but unfortunately the situation didn't get much better. However, she has got better over the weekend."

And Joorabchian insisted the player is maintaining his fitness while he is in his homeland, as he explained: "He's training daily with the national team of Argentina out there and spending one-and-a-half to two hours there.

"He is a professional. He understands that side of it."

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