Carlos Tevez's advisor Kia Joorabchian claims a deal to take the Manchester City captain back to Corinthians is "close" and that the player is helping drive the deal.
The Brazilian club have tabled a £40 million offer after being alerted by Tevez's admission earlier this month that he wished to leave City for the sake of his family.
A move to a club in Europe had appeared the Argentina international's most likely route out of Manchester until it was confirmed on Monday night Corinthians were attempting to resign Tevez.
"Corinthians made the offer, now it depends only on Manchester City. City have to make a decision," Joorabchian told www.espn.com.br.
"Everybody is working to make this happen, me, Corinthians, Tevez and Adrian Ruocco (another of Tevez's representatives). It is impossible to determine the situation, but I think it's close."
Tevez played for Corinthians between January 2005 and August 2006 before beginning his spell in the Barclays Premier League with West Ham.
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