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12-20-2011, 05:13 PM #1
Mancini rules out Tevez loan
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has cast fresh doubt on Carlos Tevez's proposed move to AC Milan, insisting the rebel striker will not be allowed to leave Eastlands on loan.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is set to fly to Manchester on Thursday to negotiate a deal, but the Italian club have already stated that they do not have the cash to buy Tevez outright.
The Rossoneri want to take Tevez on a temporary basis, to replace injured forward Antonio Cassano, and will only consider purchasing the Argentina international at the end of the season.
However, it seems unless they are willing to agree to a permanent switch in the January transfer window, Tevez will not be heading to the San Siro.
"I hope we can find a good solution for us and Carlos,'' said Mancini. "We want Carlos to come back and play football and the best solution for us is to sell him. We can't let him leave on loan.''
Meanwhile, Galliani told Radio 1 Rai: "We're not going to take him outright: we're offering a free loan with the right to buy in June. The player wants to come to us and not PSG (Paris St Germain) and we hope City accept the offer.''
With Tevez currently still in Argentina, City's stance runs the risk of extending the present impasse beyond the January transfer deadline. However, as Mancini outlined, there is a simple reason behind City's position.
"When Manchester City buy a player, they have to pay a lot of money,'' he said. "But when we want to sell them, they have to go on loan. This is not good. It is not correct for the other players.
"Manchester City paid Carlos a lot of money for three years. It is correct that if one club, it could be Milan, Juventus, PSG, Inter, want him, they pay Carlos for his value. This is correct.''
Milan chief Galliani says signing Maxi Lopez, currently at Catania, was a "standby'' option if Milan are unable to agree terms with City for Tevez.