Mancini: Important we sell Tevez

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said it is "important" to sell Carlos Tevez and would be happy to see him move to Italy.

The striker does not appear to have a future at City and has been absent from the club for the past month. AC Milan revealed they had been given permission by City to speak to representatives of the player on Monday.

Mancini, speaking at a press conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, said: "I don't know what the situation with Carlos is in this moment. I think for us it is important to sell him. We can do this, to sell Carlos, for him and the club. If he has a chance to go to Italy I am happy for him."

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