City refuse to let Tevez go out on loan
Published 22:31 23/11/11 By David Anderson
Manchester City are ready to deal Carlos Tevez another blow by blocking any January loan move.
City have rejected claims that the AWOL striker is set to join AC Milan on a temporary six-month deal with the option of a permanent switch in the summer.
Inter Milan and Juventus are also keen to bring Tevez to Italy after City manager Roberto Mancini made it clear that the Argentinian is finished at Eastlands because of his latest transgression.
However, the Blues are adamant they will not let the AWOL Argentinian - who is back home in Buenos Aires - leave on loan when the transfer window opens and will only consider straight cash deals.
They valued him at £50million last summer before his disciplinary problems with Mancini and believe he still has a high value - despite his fall from grace - because he was the Premier League’s top scorer over the last two seasons.
City are adopting a hardline stance and are prepared to leave their former skipper in the wilderness until they receive an acceptable offer.
Mancini outlined their position when he told Italian TV: “Tevez is strong regardless of what has happened, and great players have a price that is rather high.”
Inter, Milan and Juve all feel City are being unrealistic, considering Tevez has not kicked a ball in anger for just over two months.
Despite Juventus and the Milan giants’ pursuit of Tevez, it is understood none of three has made official contact with either City or the player’s camp.