Premier League

Tevez open to Ligue 1 move

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:12:00

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez admits he would be open to a move to either Monaco or Paris Saint Germain in the summer.

The 29-year-old was on the verge of a return to South America in 2011, and was only denied a transfer due to two of his former clubs' inability to stump up the hefty transfer fee the Citizens demanded.

Controversy followed soon after as the former Manchester United hitman allegedly refused to enter the fray from the substitutes bench during a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, and was subsequently left out in the cold at City for the next six months.

Tevez eventually returned to the club to play a crucial role in their 2011/12 Premier League title triumph, contributing 17 goals in all competitions.

However, following Roberto Mancini's departure from Eastlands this week, the former Boca Juniors star admitted he could be tempted by a move to France next term.

"I think there was an interest from PSG for me last year," he told Telefoot.

"We talked with Leonardo, but we have not reached an agreement. But it remains an interesting option. In addition, I think the championship of France is changing very fast.

"If Leonardo calls me, it wouldn't be a problem. If we talk and find an agreement then why not? Playing in Paris or France, not a problem for me.

"Monaco is one of the leading French clubs. Everyone would be happy to go. I like the project and I know Ranieri well. It is impressive to have managed to get the club in the top flight again.

"But I'm also happy at City and I have a one year contract."

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