City accept Tevez offer

City accept Tevez offer

Mancini says agreement reached with Corinthians

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Corinthians for the sale of Carlos Tevez.

City turned down a £35million bid from the Brazilian club last week, with the Eastlands outfit believed to be holding out for nearer £50million for a player who finished as joint top scorer in the Premier League last season with 20 goals.

However, speaking on the club’s pre-season tour of North America, Mancini told Sky Sports News: “We have an agreement with Corinthians but Carlos now is still a City player.”

Asked whether Tevez would now be discussing personal terms, Mancini replied: “I don’t know this. I repeat, at the moment, Carlos is still a City player.”

He added: “I want to wait. At the moment we are here, we are working with the other guys. We should think about this.”

The news could see City step up their interest in Atletico Madrid ace Sergio Aguero as they see him as the ideal replacement for Tevez.


Defender Joleon Lescott admitted he would be disappointed to see his team-mate depart but understood his wishes.

The England international told Sky Sports News: “We’ll be disappointed if Carlos leaves but it was down to the club and Carlos what was best for each other and they have come to an agreement so I wish both parties all the best.

“Carlos is his own man. Last season he played to 110% every game so none of us will be holding any grudges towards him and we’ll wish him all the best if he does leave.”

City keeper Joe Hart insists he is non-the-wiser whether Tevez will be leaving, although he believes his team-mates would love him to stay.

“I’ve not spoken to Carlos about it,” explained Hart. “I’m not even going to try and go into it because I don’t have a clue what’s going on.

“He’ll be more than welcome if he stayed.”