AC Milan are reportedly in talks with representatives of Manchester City’s rebellious striker Carlos Tevez.
As reported by BBC Sport, Tevez’s advisor Kia Joorabchian travelled to Milan on Thursday to negotiate a possible January move. Juventus and Inter Milan are also thought to be in the hunt for the Argentinean, despite his recent disciplinary misdemeanours.
The 27-year-old striker is undoubtedly a player of immense talent, but his temperament has been called into question on plenty of occasions since he first graced British shores as a West Ham player in 2006.
Tevez faced a fine and a two-week ban by City for reportedly refusing to warm up when asked to do so by his manager Roberto Mancini. Since then he angered the club’s hierarchy still further when returning to Argentina during the recent international break without permission.
Indeed, City will be glad to see the back of the player they can probably do without given their other fine players in that position. Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli have all made impressive starts to the season and Mancini gives the impression he would be happy for Tevez to move on, but only on a permanent basis.
So whether or not negotiations with AC Milan will bear fruit remains to be seen. Joorabchian has a good track record for getting some very favourable deals for his client, but whether Milan are prepared to meet Man City’s valuation of the player is less clear at this point. What if they don’t, and what if none of Europe’s elite (rich) clubs fancy taking on the challenge of a player whose ego appears much larger than his diminutive stature? Well, Tevez might find himself training with the youth team and playing in the reserves until his – albeit extremely lucrative – contract expires.