Sunday January 29 2012
Milan make new Tevez offer

According to today’s Italian papers, Milan are set to resume negotiations with Manchester City for Carlos Tevez.

The talks had collapsed on Friday when a last-ditch bid to take the striker on loan was again rejected, so the club signed Maxi Lopez from Catania instead.

Vice-President Adriano Galliani had always stated it was either Tevez or Lopez, but the Corriere dello Sport claims the Rossoneri are prepared to bring in both.

The key is an €8m penalty Milan must pay to Manchester City if they do not make the Tevez move permanent at the end of the season.

However, President Silvio Berlusconi is not convinced by this deal and it’s reported Galliani will meet with him today in order to state the case.

Manchester City would allegedly be willing to hand over Tevez on loan with an option to buy for €24m, but only if they have the ‘guarantee’ of that €8m penalty.

This sudden push towards signing both Tevez and Lopez may well be tied up in Pippo Inzaghi’s desire to leave in the January transfer window.

The veteran considered it a huge snub that he warmed up during the Coppa Italia quarter-final against Lazio, but never made it on to the pitch.

Inzaghi is wanted by the likes of Novara, Siena and Bologna.

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