Tevez set for Italian job?
- 20 May 2013 08:53
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
As the 2012/13 Premier League season ended with a whimper yesterday, the media turns full focus on transfer speculation for City headlines this morning.
First up are reports suggesting that Carlos Tevez could be on his way to Serie A giants Juventus this summer.
The 29-year-old, who scored 17 goals for City in all competitions this term, is said to be a target for the Italian side as they aim to secure the services of a top striker.
The Mirror’s Neil McLeman writes: “The Serie A champions have the Manchester City striker and Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain on a shopping list to boost a Champions League bid next season.
“Sporting director Beppe Marotta said: ‘I have to say that Higuain is a bit younger and has a higher market value. Tevez on the other hand has a year left on his contract so maybe between the two, the Tevez deal is easier.
“‘We are not the first to notice his quality and experience. He is a player with a big desire to rebuild his career. Nevertheless, he is owned by City and we have made no approach to them. It is obvious that even in the event of an agreement with the player, the club still has an important say.’
“Tevez signed a five-year contract with Manchester City in 2009 but the player admits interest from Paris St Germain and Monaco could lead to an early departure.
“He told French TV station Telefoot: ‘There was interest from PSG for me, and we talked with Leonardo, but we could not reach an agreement.’”
Meanwhile, Samir Nasri has done his best to put to bed the speculation linking him with a move back to France.
The midfielder, who was recalled to the French national team last week, has been linked with Paris Saint Germain and Monaco.
"Next year I'm staying in Manchester. PSG is just a rumour. Nobody contacted me," he told Telefoot.
On being selected for France once again, he added: "Honestly, I was very happy [to be remembered]. This is something I was missing. I watched every game of the play-offs with great pride, but also a knot in my stomach.
"I never thought it was over. But I was somewhat disheartened when I was not selected. But it was okay because I was not good with my club. You question yourself, but I always knew that if I would be at my best again."
Remember, we’ll be the first with any confirmed ins or outs at the club on mcfc.co.uk!