Manchester City have given AC Milan permission to speak to Carlos Tevez's representative, according to the Italian club's vice-president Adriano Galliani.
The Serie A champions are interested in signing Tevez on loan in January but have yet to open talks with City over the possible transfer of the 27-year-old Argentina striker.
"Tevez is a City player," Galliani said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "The English club has authorised us to speak to his agent but we haven't spoken directly to City yet."
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