Ancelotti's PSG transfer blitz could solve Tevez saga
Published 22:34 28/12/11 By Neil McLeman
Carlo Ancelotti was set to take over as Paris Saint-Germain coach last night – and start a transfer blitz which could end the Carlos Tevez transfer saga.
The former Chelsea and Milan boss was at the Parc des Princes yesterday to try to agree a £5million-a-year contract until 2014. And the Italian also discussed transfer targets for the Qatari-owned club with sporting director Leonardo.
Four new signings are wanted in January – with David Beckham set to be unveiled in Qatar next week.
But a reported £40m offer for Ancelotti’s former Milan striker Alexandre Pato would give the Italian club the cash to finally close a deal for Tevez. Leonardo persuaded Brazilian star Pato, now 22, to join Ancelotti’s Milan in 2007. In an interview in Italy this week, Pato complained about coach Massimo Allegri’s man-management after starting only four Serie A matches.
“He doesn’t speak to me and he doesn’t tell me where I am going wrong,” he said. “Ancelotti used to tell me what he wanted.”
PSG will leave for a training camp in Qatar on Sunday and will play a friendly against Milan in Dubai on January 4 where a deal could be completed.
The Ligue 1 leaders have also enquired about Chelsea’s Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou, Real Madrid’s Ricardo Kaka and FC Zurich’s left-back Ricardo Rodriguez.
Kevin Prince-Boateng yesterday claimed Tevez would fit in well at Milan. He said: “He is narky and really motivated. He knows how to defend, run, and play with his heart.”