Carlos Tevez's adviser said yesterday that Manchester City were favourites to sign the goal-poaching Argentina international.
Tevez may stay in Manchester - but with City
Carlos Tevez's adviser said yesterday that Manchester City were favourites to sign the goal-poaching Argentina international. Tevez is considering offers from City, English Premier League rivals Chelsea and one other club, according to Kia Joorabchian. After Tevez decided not to renew his contract with Manchester United, Joorabchian said the Argentine's future could be decided in "about 10 days" and hinted that Abu Dhabi-owned City were in pole position to sign the player.
"Right now we are evaluating the proposals from Manchester City, Chelsea and one other team," he said. "In the next two weeks, Carlos, Adrian [Rouco, Tevez's agent] and I will meet to sort this out. City are a club with most of the chances because they are building a big squad, but it is not a decisive point. "The contract with United officially runs to until June 31 and we'll respect that. After July 1, we'll see. We may be defined in 10 days."
Tevez turned down a lucrative five-year offer to stay at Old Trafford last weekend, with Joorabchian saying the player, a huge favourite with Manchester United fans, was upset by the delay in offering a contract. "Carlitos has never asked United for money, he has never complained about his contract. It is not a problem regarding money, we never talked about that in two years," added Joorab-chian. "In two years, [United manager Sir Alex] Ferguson always said we were going to sit down to negotiate but we never did so. He sent an offer, but it was too late because they had not offered anything in two years."
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