There is no certainty that Carlos Tevez will leave Manchester City this summer, although the club are clearly preparing for his departure by signing another Argentina forward for the breathtaking amount of £38 million.
Sergio Aguero is also an Argentina international currently on the books at Atletico Madrid, although reports suggest that City are very close to the son-in-law of Diego Maradona, who has all the attributes to be a big hit at Eastlands.
The Guardian has reported that a provisional deal is now arranged following talks between Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak, Atletico and the player himself. The price tag of £38 million would break City’s current transfer record and make him the second most expensive player in Premier League history.
City have been reasonably quiet during the summer as far as spending is concerned, although they remain optimistic of signing Samir Nasri before the transfer deadline closes and have just over a month to land the Frenchman, with Manchester United also thought to be interested.
If Tevez fails to find a new club following the breakdown of talks with Corinthians, Roberto Mancini would be blessed with two Argentina international forwards in addition to Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli.