“At the moment Manchester City have rejected our offer for Carlos Tevez,” confirmed Milan chief Adriano Galliani.
The Vice-President has agreed personal terms with the player, but City do not want to release him on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
“Milan are only looking for a striker on the transfer market after Antonio Cassano’s health problem,” Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.
“At the moment Manchester City have rejected our offer for Tevez. If it is accepted, then good, otherwise he won’t come to us.
“We will meet with City again and try to convince them from here to January 31. If we do not succeed, then either another striker will arrive or nobody at all.”
The Rossoneri have made a name for themselves as bargain hunters in recent years. They snapped up Antonio Nocerino from Palermo for just €500,000 in the final minutes of the transfer session and he has already scored six Serie A goals.
“I really liked Nocerino and always thought he was an undervalued player who belonged at a top club,” explained Galliani.
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