Saturday December 10 2011
Man City reject Milan's Tevez bid

Adriano Galliani confirms Manchester City have rejected their proposal to sign Carlos Tevez on loan. “It’ll be a long negotiation process.”

The striker has already agreed personal terms with the Rossoneri this week, but their plan to take him on loan for a non-binding €23m option to buy at the end of the season did not go down well.

“We received an answer. You all know the situation,” Vice-President Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.

“Manchester City want to sell the player outright, while we want him on loan with the right to buy. We are a big club and if players do well then we take up their options.

“It’s true that Paris Saint-Germain are looking at the Argentine now as well, so I think it will be a bit of a long negotiation process. I spoke to Leonardo and he told me the President of PSG is interested in Tevez.

“In any case, I don’t want to make any predictions on the outcome of the negotiations, as there were many clubs on Tevez, including some Italians, an English side and PSG.

“We have already received City’s response to our offer and they are asking for the player to be signed outright, so I hope to convince them to accept our proposal.”

Galliani also commented on the other players who could leave in January to make way for Tevez.

“Pippo Inzaghi will decide his own destiny, while we’ll decide along with Stephen El Shaarawy what to do.

“If Tevez does not arrive, then we have a basic agreement with Catania for Maxi Lopez. He too is a great player, but in any case I’ll do everything possible to bring Tevez to Milan.

“As for Massimiliano Allegri, his contract until 2014 is already written. It’s a pure formality.”