Italian rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan are battling it out for the signature of Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez, according to the Daily Mail.
Roberto Mancini has made it clear on more than one occasion, that the Argentine striker has no future at the club and both Milan clubs have been alerted to the availability of Tevez.
AC Milan are in the hunt to add another striker to their ranks after Antonio Cassano’s unexpected heart surgery last month. According to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, Milan will look to sign Tevez on an initial loan deal in January with a view to making the move permanent in the summer.
Inter are also likely to be interested in a similar deal as they need some much needed firepower up front after a terrible start to the season. Between them, Inter Milan’s five strikers, Diego Milito, Diego Forlan, Giampaolo Pazzini, Mauro Zarate and Luc Castaignos, have notched up only 9 goals this season.
Tevez’s Argentina team-mate Javier Zanetti hinted this week that he would like to see his fellow countryman join him at Inter. He said: ”I think new players will come. Certainly if important players arrive they will reinforce a squad which is already competitive. Tevez isn’t getting on well with his club and he’s a great player.”
Tevez will definitely be leaving City sooner rather than later, but it remains to be seen whether he decides he wants a move to Milan. He wanted to leave Man City in the summer to move back to Argentina with his family, so a move to Milan won’t bring him any closer to them.