Carlos Tevez made several unsuccessful attempts to contact Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini about flying to Argentina before taking the trip and missing training, according to the player's representative.
Tevez travelled to his native country on Monday night to see his family and, while Tuesday was a scheduled day off for the 27-year-old, he was due at City's Carrington training ground on Wednesday morning - but did not show up.
A spokesman for Tevez told Press Association Sport: "He tried countless times to speak to Roberto Mancini."
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