AC Milan Director Umberto Gandini has confirmed the Italian side have made Manchester City an offer for Carlos Tevez – and insisted that the onus now lies with the Premier League leaders to make the move happen.
The Rossoneri have long been linked with a move for Tevez, who remains in exile from the Etihad Stadium after being fined and suspended for refusing to warm up in City’s 2-0 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich in Septmeber.
However, the proposed move appeared to have hit the buffers after Milan insisted on a loan move initially with an option to buy for around £17 million in two years time, while the Citizens were adamant on any deal being a permanent switch.
Speaking at the Champions League draw, Gandini said that Milan have made another offer to City and that the ball was in their court now to get the move done ahead of the January transfer window.
"City are considering that (the offer)," he told reporters. "Tevez has expressed his interest, other clubs are interested and now we wait.
“There is an opportunity, we are bidding, we think the player has a desire to join AC Milan but it is up to City to decide."
While reports suggest Tevez has already agreed personal terms with the Italian outfit, Paris Saint-Germain are also rumoured to be ready to swoop, with Gandini admitting earlier this week that they will not be drawn into a bidding war if the French outfit make the Citizens an offer.
Brazilian club side Corinthians have also expressed an interest in signing Tevez as well as Inter Milan, but with both side's baulking at the finances involved in the deal, AC Milan firm favourites to get the deal done.
Tevez hasn’t played for City since the Carling Cup tie against Birmingham in September after falling out with manager Roberto Mancinin during the 2-0 loss against Munich, with the Italian insisting afterwards he was “finished" at the club.