Inter chief Massimo Moratti has no regrets about missing out on Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez. “He was too expensive.”
The Argentine is close to a switch to city rivals Milan after agreeing personal terms, although City haven’t yet approved the proposed move.
The Nerazzurri were also interested in taking the South American in January, but talks didn’t get very far.
“I’m not disappointed about Tevez,” President Moratti told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday.
“I’m presuming that Milan’s negotiations for Tevez are along the same lines as the terms which were discussed with us.
“We considered those as unacceptable.
“Nevertheless, we will do something during the January transfer window.”
Tevez is looking for a new club after falling out with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini in September.
The 27-year-old is currently back in Argentina without the club’s permission.
Milan want to take the former West Ham striker on a six-month loan, with the option to sign him outright in the summer.
It is being suggested that Milan have agreed to pay Tevez €3m net for the rest of the season, before a more permanent contract of around €5m is signed.
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