Manchester City expect Carlos Tevez to stay despite delay in talks

17 December 2010 01:36
Manchester City insist they are confident of persuading Carlos Tevez to stay despite talks being delayed after Roberto Mancini was stranded in Italy.

Tevez's scheduled crunch meeting with Mancini on Friday was put on hold after City were unable to fly back from Turin.

Showdown: Manchester City's Carlos Tevez was due to meet Roberto Mancini on Friday

They were due to jet home late on Thursday night after the 1-1 draw with Juventus in the Europa League.

However, the plane due to take them back was grounded at Turin airport because of a technical problem, prompting Mancini to decide they would spend the night in the Italian city. And further complications with the plane againdelayed their departure on Friday.

City's football administrator Brian Marwood is confident they will convince their captain to remain at Eastlands.

'The talks will certainly happen, whether they happen today or tomorrow,' Marwood told Sky Sports News.

Stranded: Roberto Mancini spent an extra night in Italy after being grounded

Mancini was adamant after Thursday's match that Tevez will play on Monday and will tell the 26-year-old that his future must be settled once and for all over the coming few days.

The City manager said: 'When I arrive at the training ground, I will speak with Carlos. Will he play on Monday? Yes, why not?

'He recovered and rested today, so he will play on Monday. He has trained well since Tuesday and he doesn't have a problem.

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'On Monday, we have a very difficult game and I want all of my players to be there, 100 per cent. I haven't had this situation before, but it can happen at any club in England or Italy.

'It is important I speak to him. I want to understand what he wants to do because I think this can finish in the next two days. It's important that it can finish quickly.'

Mancini is yet to decide whether to give the captaincy to someone else for Monday's game.

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