Carlos Tevez will, in all probability, not be moving to Serie A this summer after Manchester City accepted an offer from Corinthians.
The Argentine has been linked with both Inter and Juventus in recent months, but he's heading back to South America for personal reasons.
"We have an agreement with Corinthians, but Carlos now is still a City player," boss Roberto Mancini told Sky Sports News.
"I don't know if he will now be discussing personal terms. But, I repeat, at the moment Carlos is still a City player."
Tevez spent the 2005-06 campaign at the same Brazilian club before his move to England with spells at West Ham, Manchester United and City.
Corinthians are understood to have made a bid of around £40m to the Premiership club.
Should Tevez leave, City will then be expected to make a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero.
The latter, an international teammate of Tevez, was wanted by Juventus until the costs involved saw the Old Lady turn their attention to Giuseppe Rossi instead.
Juve and Villarreal have been in talks about the Italian international striker for the last seven days.