Carlos Tevez has spoken out over his future for the first time today, with the Argentinean outcast saying he has his heart set on a move back to his former club Boca Juniors.
Tevez hasn’t played for Manchester City since their Carling Cup tie against Birmingham in September after he was suspended and fined for refusing to warm up during City’s 2-0 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.
Having remained in Argentina after refusing to return to training with the Citizens on October, Tevez has been linked with numerous moves away from the Etihad Stadium, with AC Milan leading the race for his signature.
However the former West Ham and Manchester United striker, who has also been linked with a move to Spurs, insisted he would not return to England and said his preferred move was to return to his first professional club, Boca Juniors.
“I won't return to play in England. My dream is to work from January with Boca Juniors,” the Sun reports the Man City forward as saying.
"There is not a money problem. I am very tired of traveling. I only want to prepare with Boca." he added.
AC Milan appeared on the verge of securing a deal for the 27-year-old with newspaper reports suggesting that he had already agreed personal terms with the Italian club.
However City’s insistence that the deal would be a permanent one for a fee of around £20 million was at odds with Milan’s preference for a loan move, while comments by football administration officer Brian Marwood are likely to have deteriorated relations between the two clubs further.
“Clearly Milan have decided to conduct their business through the media," Marwood said after Milan director Umberto Gandini publicly urged City to ensure the deal was completed in time fir the January transfer window.
He added: “That's something we choose not to do and will continue not to do and things haven't changed. Carlos Tevez is still a Manchester City football player."