Manchester City hitman Tevez ready to return for crunch Chelsea clash

22 February 2010 04:09

Carlos Tevez's adviser expects the Manchester City striker to be available forthis weekend's match against Chelsea.

The Argentina international has been in his homeland for more than a week afterhis wife gave birth prematurely.

With Vanesa now out of hospital, although the baby is still in intensive care,City boss Mancini wants Tevez back in England. 

Missing: Carlos Tevez

Mancini revealed after yesterday's goalless draw with Liverpool that he did notknow when the 26-year-old would return from compassionate leave, having spokento the striker three days ago.

City travel to Stoke on Wednesday for an FA Cup replay, then take on BarclaysPremier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime.

However, Kia Joorabchian today said he believes Tevez will be fit for theStamford Bridge contest - and refuted claims the player was not keeping hisemployers in the picture.

Headache: Roberto Mancini

Joorabchian told Sky Sports News: 'The club have been informed on a dailybasis - Carlos Tevez has given 100 per cent to the club since the day he arrived.

'When your child is in intensive care it's a very serious matter. He hopes to be back for the Chelsea game. He hopes things will get better,for his daughter's sake and because he wants to get back and play. He loves toplay.

'When these things happen you have to deal with them. Obviously he's having togo through a very difficult period but he's dealt with them before and willcontinue to do so.'

Joorabchian continued: 'The signs are very positive in terms of his daughter'srecovery and we are all hoping this is the case. He was determined to get back for the Liverpool game but unfortunately thesituation didn't get much better.

'However, she has got better over theweekend.'

Joorabchian insists the information should not be news to City, adding: 'Hehas been keeping the club informed on a daily basis - including themanager.they have exchanged messages once or twice.'

And Joorabchian insisted the player is maintaining his fitness while he is inhis homeland, as he explained: 'He's training daily with the national team ofArgentina out there and spending one-and-a-half to two hours there.

'He is a professional. He understands that side of it.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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