AC Milan are planning to reunite Argentine pair Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano at the San Siro this summer, report The Daily Mirror.
The pair spent part of a season together at West Ham after joining from Corinthians in a move that surprised just about everyone, including then manager Alan Pardew.
It wasn’t long before things went awry, with Mascherano leaving in the January transfer window after just a handful of appearances. Tevez stayed until the end of the season, his goal against Manchester United on the final day of the season saved The Hammers from relegation.
Five years on and Mascherano is at the most successful club in the world, whereas Tevez is on the verge of a return to first-team action at Manchester City following his infamous bust-up with Mancini in Munich.
The two Argentines could yet be reunited if Adriano Galliani has his way. The Rossoneri pursued Tevez throughout the January transfer window, although they settled for compatriot Maxi Lopez in the end.
This was mainly due to the fact that Alexandre Pato wasn’t sold to PSG as was widely touted. The Brazilian outcast is expected to leave Italy for France this summer and this would surely reignite Galliani’s interest in Tevez.
Tevez’s agent Kia Joobrachian also deals with Mascherano, and with Milan in the market for a central midfielder, a summer move could be on the cards.
While this remains unlikely, one man who could be leaving the Nou Camp for the San Siro is 32 year-old Malian international Seydou Keita (Goal.com). Keita has only started eight games in La Liga this season and has seen his role in the first-team reduced with the likes of Sergio Busquets ahead of him in the pecking order.