City striker 'wanted' PSG move

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Manchester City star Carlos Tevez came close to moving to Paris St Germain in January but the Argentine's excessive wage demands scuppered a deal.

According to reports in Germany, Tevez almost secured a move away from the Etihad Stadium, but PSG were put off at the last minute after failing to successfully negotiate a wage deal.

The Argentine looked set to leave City after his spectacular fall-out with manager Roberto Mancini during City's Champions League match against Bayern Munich last autumn.

Tevez has now patched up his differences with Mancini, and has returned to the starting 11, but PSG chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi revealed he came close to signing the player in the January transfer window.

"If the transfer was not sorted out, it was not because he didn't want to come, but because we didn't accept his wage demands," Al-Khelaifi told Germany's Sportbild.

"He wanted to come. We don't pay too big wages to our players. Last winter Carlos Tevez asked too much and didn't match the club's philosophy. So we refused."

PSG have splashed the cash this summer, signing AC Milan duo Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The French side also agreed a deal to bring Manchester United and Chelsea target Lucas Moura to Paris, although the Brazilian will not join until January.

City, one of the few sides capable of matching PSG's spending, made a few additions of their own this summer.

Jack Rodwell, Brazil fullback Maicon, Javi Garcia and Swansea winger Scott Sinclair all signed for Manchester City before the transfer window shut.

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