Rivals head queue for Tevez

20 June 2009 02:01
Manchester City and Chelsea are leading the race for Carlos Tevez after he opted against signing a lucrative new deal at Manchester United because he "wasn't the most wanted person" at Old Trafford, according to his advisor Kia Joorabchian. United chief executive David Gill had been in discussions with Joorabchian, with the aim of keeping the popular Argentina forward. But, despite the offer of a five-year contract that would have made Tevez one of the highest paid players at the club, the 25-year-old has decided to leave. Joorabchian told TalkSport: "Without getting into the point of whether he's going to City or Chelsea or wherever, the issue is that I think Carlos wants to go to a club which has real ambition, a club which is showing intent, a club which he can help achieve great things. "City have shown a lot of ambition with the players they've brought in in the last year or so, and Chelsea are also showing a lot of ambition - they want to win the Champions League."

Source: Eurosport