Tevez stuck at City after Milan pull out
Published 23:00 31/01/12 By David Anderson
Carlos Tevez has been left in limbo in Argentina after his dream move to AC Milan fell through.
The Italian giants shelved their interest in the striker on deadline day after Manchester City refused to drop their asking price of just over £25million for the AWOL striker.
The Premier League leaders would not budge, even thought Milan were prepared to pay nearly £21million to sign the former City skipper on loan before making the deal permanent in the summer.
Tevez will be disappointed as he had hoped that Milan would be able to bring him out of his self-imposed exile in his homeland.
The hitman will now return to Manchester to fight a fine of six weeks' wages imposed on him by the club for going AWOL to Argentina.
His camp lodged his appeal with the Premier League before Monday's midnight deadline and is determined to win the latest round of his feud with City.
The Premier League have yet to set a date for the three-man panel to hear his appeal, but it is expected to take place in February.
City stopped paying Tevez in November and he has clocked up a staggering £9.5m in fines and lost wages and bonuses since his Munich mutiny, with the total rising by £198,000 each week.
Ambitious Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala remain keen on Tevez and Russia's transfer window remains open for another few weeks, but Tevez does not want to join them.
City have also picked up David Pizarro on loan from Roma.
Roberto Mancini has signed the Chilean midfielder on loan with a view to a permanent £1million move in the summer after coaching him at Inter Milan.