AC Milan and Manchester City officials will meet this week in an attempt to thrash out a permanent deal for wantaway striker Carlos Tevez.
Tevez hasn’t played for City since their Carling Cup tie against Birmingham in September after apparently refusing to come on to the pitch as a substitute during the 2-0 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich a week later, prompting manager Roberto Mancini to declare the Argentine forward was “finished” at the Etihad stadium.
Tevez has since been found guilty of five breaches of contract for refusing to warm up and was handed a four week fine, later reduced to two weeks after intervention from the PFA, and suspended for two weeks as a result.
Now the former Manchester United forward appears to be close to finally sealing his move away from Manchester City, with TalkSport reporting that officials from both clubs will meet this week to finalise a permanent deal which would see Tevez taking a huge hit in the pocket in order to secure a move to Italy.
The Argentinian international’s rumoured £200,00 a week deal with City had appeared to be a stumbling block for the move, with both Inter Milan and Brazilian club Corinthians seemingly put off by the size of his pay packet.
However, Tevez is apparently willing to take a pay cut in order to ensure that the deal goes through, and Milan are confident they can push the transfer through this week.
The deal will put an end to the long running saga which began over the summer when Tevez revealed on an Argentinian that he would “never” return to Manchester, labeling the city “boring”.