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Carlos Tevez Manchester City want 50m for striker
Published : 06 Jul 2011 06:55:00
Manchester City dug their heels in over Carlos Tevez's Eastlands future and insisted he will not be allowed to leave for less than ?50million. The club's unhappy skipper was hoping for a swift resolution to his demand for a move after issuing a statement that he wanted to switch to a country where his family, including his two daughters, would be happy to settle. Farewell: Carlos Tevez waves from the Argentina bus at the Copa America But City are in no mood to relent over a valuation that looks like dashing his hopes of a move to Spain orItaly and forcing him to stay in Manchester against his wishes. Sportsmail understands the Eastlands hierarchy view Fernando Torres' ?50m move from Liverpoolto Chelsea as the benchmark for any deal, given Tevez's outstanding form. Up in the air: Tevez's future remains uncertain despite his pleas to quit Eastlands With three years to run on his contract, City are sticking to a fee that may prove prohibitive even to the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan. No offers have been made for the Argentina striker. Juve target: Sergio Aguero has been lined up by the Italian giants as a foil to Tevez Juve have included Tevez on a three-man shortlist of attacking targets, headed by Sergio Aguero, but admit they cannot meet City's asking price. Real are weighing up the merits of Chelsea target Neymar and Aguero, as well as Tevez, butmay have to sell before buying. Twin targets: Both Ezequiel Lavezzi (left) and Edinson Cavani are in action at the Copa America As City ponder reinforcements, Napoli duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani, who scored 32Serie A goals between them last season, are attracting most interest. I must go! Tevez stuns Manchester City by insisting he has to leave to be with daughtersInter ditch Tevez interest as Italian giants are scared off by moneybags CityExclusive: 'Down Carlito's Way' where Tevez shunned drugs and crime to reach the topLost in translation, Carlos? ?286k-a-week Tevez moans about his boring life in miserable ManchesterChelsea and City set Pastore deadline as Palermo warn duo may miss outClichy completes Man City switch with Arsenal ace Nasri and stopper Savic next upLedley pleads with Bellamy to quit Manchester City for second spell at Celtic All the latest Manchester City news, features and opinion Tevez led out the City team as captain and held the FA Cup aloft. He later attended a City bus tour around Manchester, even though he was expected to return home and miss the celebration. He handed in a transfer request last season - and has been critical of certain board members in the past, accusing them of broken promises - but this time, it is believed he will not adopt an aggressive approach and has not asked for a transfer. He expects the club to understand his wishes to go.