Tevez: "I want to leave Manchester City"
Published 08:48 20/05/11 By MirrorFootball
Manchester City have a battle on their hands to keep star striker Carlos Tevez, who is reported to have told Argentinian radio station Radio del Plata: "I want to leave Manchester City. Football has changed a lot for me and I don't know if I will even make it to the next World Cup. And that has nothing to do with whether I'm selected or not.
"I've been treated very well here and I'm grateful. I also gave my everything for the club to receive the results it has had. But I need a change of scene."
Mancini said after the midweek win over Stoke that he expected Tevez to remain at Eastlands.
"He has a five-year contract and has told us he wants to stay," the Italian said on Tuesday.
"He said that before. He never had any problem.
"I have spoken with him many times in the last 20 days. It is my opinion that Carlos will stay here next season.
"In December he had a problem. But everyone can change his opinion.
"I don't know what his representatives think.
"Carlos is an important player here. The feeling for him is good."