Manchester City's grasp on Carlos Tevez is loosening as the Argentine striker's asking price is lowered by an extra £10 million and Inter Milan step up their interest, according to Goal.com.
The 27-year-old players' representative, Kia Joorabchian has been in Milan this week to talk to the Serie A club about a potential move.
Since Roberto Mancini has signed replacement Argentine Sergio Aguero, Manchester City's striker dilema has been eased, and Tevez has been given a better of chance of departing from the club.
Before the Citizens had signed Aguero, a bid by Brazilian side Corinthians fell through, to the homesick Tevez's dismay.
But now the time could be right for a deal to be forged with the North West club, as transfer money begins to circulate between England and Italy.
Inter Milan could be about to offload Wesley Sneijder to City rivals Manchester United, and a £35 million price has been suggested. This income would help the Italian boss Gian Piero Gasperini to reach the lowered asking price for Tevez. Goal.com has reported that a deal could now be made for a reduced figure of £40 million.
The two clubs will be competing in the Dublin Super Cup this weekend and it is believed their representatives will meet to draw up a deal.
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