Carlos Tevez snubs deal after crisis talks with Roberto Mancini

14 October 2011 07:53
Roberto Mancini persuaded Carlos Tevez to meet him in the early hours of Thursday morning in an extraordinary attempt to end their bitter dispute.

Tevez returned to training at Manchester City after a two-week suspension and worked alone for an hour with only a couple of fitness coaches and three friends to watch him.

All by myself: Tevez was forced to train alone on his return to Manchester City

Still saddled with a problem: Manciniarrives at training on Thursday following his failed meeting with Tevez in the small hours

But it has emerged that manager Mancini made a last-ditch attempt to broker peace with Tevez by invitinghis former captain to his Cheshire home at midnight the previous day.

Within hours of City announcing their intention on Wednesday to take disciplinary action against Tevez for allegedly refusing to join a Champions League game at Bayern Munich two weeks ago, Mancini phoned him.

Having declared after the match that Tevez would 'never' play for City again, the Italian is said to have offered him a way back once he has regained fitness. On hearing the terms of the offer, Tevez refused.

Tevez was in London on Wednesday, intending to catch the 9pm train to Manchester. Shortly before boarding he received the call from Mancini asking him to go to his house. Tevez's train arrived at around 11pm and he was driven to his manager's home in Alderley Edge.

Contrasting fortunes: Tevez is separated from the first team (bleow) who go about their training duties as usual

During the meeting, Mancini told Tevez he would reintegrate him into his first-team squad but only on his own terms. The City boss told Tevez he must apologise privately and publicly to him as well as club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.

Tevez refused because Mancini would not concede any ground despite the player's insistence that, while he did refuse to move from the bench when Mancini ordered him to warm up, he never refused to play. The meeting ended soon after 1am.

Last night, a City spokesman confirmed the meeting had taken place but said it would not have had any impact on a disciplinary process expected to start next week, regardless of the outcome.

Tevez is expected to be fined between four and six weeks' wages and possibly suspended.

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Source: Daily_Mail