Having been spotted meeting with Inter coach Marco Branca during the summer it seemed as though a move to the club would materialise before the start of the season. That wasn’t to be the case and Tevez remained with City. The haggle was over City’s asking price for the forward, after requesting significantly more for letting him move to another European side. With a change in management it seems as though new boss Claudio Ranieri is keen on replacing one of his forwards with Tevez to reinvent their attacking options.
Having happily crossed the divide to join Manchester City from Manchester United, it would be typical of the man’s career to have the two Milan clubs go head-to-head for his signature. The Milan clubs have been known in the past to battle it out for players and the uncertainty over Tevez’ future may provide the ammunition to set off another bidding war between them.
Jose Mourinho is man who himself has never shied away from controversy. Mourinho has also expressed an interest in signing Tevez in the past, namely with Chelsea. Real Madrid have only two fit strikers available currently and are hoping to splash out on a new forward in January, with Tevez being their number one target.
Tevez came so close to returning to Brazil in the summer, only for the transfer window to slam shut. Corinthians have admitted that a deal is still likely in January. With Tevez being keen to return to South America it seems as if this would be the best option for him, although Corinthians may struggle to put up the cash.
This is where his controversial career began many years ago. Tevez has admitted many times that he has a soft spot for his first club and will return to Boca before he hangs up his boots. Perhaps Tevez will see it as too early in his career to ‘return home’ but if he is willing to move back to Corinthians then there is no reason for him not to consider going back to Boca.
Chelsea were one of the first clubs in England to be linked with Tevez before his move to West Ham in 2006. Having missed out on his signature three times, the 2012 transfer window may be their chance. The club are looking to replace Fernando Torres but the reality is that Tevez doesn’t just want out of Manchester but probably England as well.
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In 2006 Tevez and his compatriot Javier Mascherano turned up at Upton Park on transfer deadline day in extremely controversial circumstances. The club were fined and sued by Sheffield United for over £20million, for fielding an ineligible player. Tevez has admitted that his time with West Ham was his happiest in England despite his success with both Manchester clubs. A short term loan deal could be on the cards if Mancini choses to freeze Tevez out of his team completely.