Tevez cools contract concerns

04 January 2009 02:13
Manchester United's Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez has dismissed rumours that his permanent transfer to the Old Trafford club could be in doubt. The 24-year-old is currently in the second season of a two-year loan with the Red Devils, with talks over a permanent deal having not yet started. However, Tevez says there is no rush and that the formalities can by completed next summer. He said: "We have not started talks with Manchester United yet, though I am keen to stay. "Sir Alex Ferguson has told me he wants me to remain a United player and that is certainly my desire too. "My contract ends in the summer and we have agreed to sit down at the end of the season and discuss a new contract, nothing I have heard from the club suggests it will be otherwise. "There is simply no reason to sit down now. I have a great relationship with Sir Alex and I hope that will continue long into the future." Tevez has scored 27 goals in 74 appearances for United to date, having made his name in England with West Ham United.

Source: ESA