AC Milan ready to pay all £200k-a-week Tevez's wages
Published 22:31 06/12/11 By David Maddock
Carlos Tevez is heading out of Manchester City after AC Milan agreed terms with the rebel striker.
The Italian champions want to take the Argentina star on loan until the end of the season, and then negotiate a fee for a permanent move.
Eastlands chiefs, though, have warned the striker he will not be allowed to go out on loan unless there is a cast-iron agreement he will be bought at the end of it.
Reports from Milan suggested the Rossoneri have already come to terms with £200k-a-week Tevez for a deal that will see them pay all of his wages while on loan.
But that agreement is merely with the player, not with City, who have made clear their stance they will only accept a deal that guarantees an eventual transfer fee for the 27-year-old.
That means there is still much negotiating to be done, with talks likely to drag out until the New Year.
City manager Roberto Mancini stressed repeatedly on Tuesday that they want to SELL the player.
He said: “For us, it is important to sell Carlos - for him and the club. If he has a chance to go to Italy, I am happy for him.”
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said of Tevez: "I have taken steps to reinforce a team that is already a formidable one.
"We have the agreement with Tevez and we recently sent an email to City with our offer. Our offer is a free loan deal with an option to sign the player permanently on certain conditions.
“He [Tevez] is not playing, he’s a great player and if he does well with us we’ll exercise the option.
"We hope City says yes. There were other European clubs interested, but we are in pole position.
"Tevez wants to join us, half the deal is done. Now we’re awaiting a response from City.”