It’s reported Inter are surging ahead of Milan in the race for Carlos Tevez by offering €27m to sign the troubled striker.
The Rossoneri reiterated this weekend after a meeting in Brazil that “Tevez accepted our proposal and is in agreement with us. Now it’s up to Manchester City whether they want to accept it or not.”
However, it’s widely rumoured that City are irritated at Milan’s refusal to make the buy-out clause mandatory at the end of the season and even then offer only €24m.
This has allowed Inter to fly ahead in the race and director Marco Branca is set to fly back to England on Monday for further negotiations.
The Nerazzurri are proposing a mandatory buy-out worth €27m at the end of the season, which is only €3m away from City’s asking price.
“Tevez is not an Inter player, despite the newspaper talk,” said assistant manager Beppe Baresi.
“This is our squad, then we’ll see, as there is a long way to go before the transfer window closes. Tevez is an important player who has had a great career and possesses real character.”
Meanwhile, President Massimo Moratti was asked about the Tevez reports ahead of last night’s 5-0 win over Parma.
“Tevez? I have nothing to say.”
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