The race to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has taken a new twist.
It was thought Tevez would be leaving the Etihad Stadium for AC Milan, but their City rivals Inter have also confirmed and interest.
Citizens boss Roberto Mancini confirmed he was aware of the new interest and was confident a deal could be done for the Argentine this month.
“I think maybe we can find a good solution in January... also because it is important for Carlos – now it is three or four months that he hasn't played,” he said.
“I know that there is Inter maybe that is interested because I read the newspapers, and Milan the same but I don't know the latest news.”
Mancini’s comments came after Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti confirmed he would like to sign the former Manchester United forward.
Moratti was speaking to his club’s official website when he was asked about the prospect of signing Tevez.
“If you do something you don't do it as a joke, but because you think it can be a good operation,” he said.
“We've acquired information on how things are going, there's room to act, we'll see if we can do it or not.
“There are still three weeks left. It's not about being optimistic but rather seeing how things are.”
AC Milan are still favourites to sign Tevez after the player’s agent confirmed he favours a move to the Rossoneri.
“Carlos told me that he wants to play with Ibrahimovic at AC Milan,” Kia Joorabchian told Sportmediaset.it.
City and Milan have been struggling to come to an agreement for a while now and it is thought the Italians’ preference for an initial loan is proving problematic to the deal being completed.