Galliani reveals Tevez promise

Tevez is expected to leave Manchester City next month after failing
to feature for the club since the infamous Champions League defeat
by Bayern Munich in September. City have already rejected an offer
from Milan to take Tevez on loan with a view to a permanent deal,
with manager Roberto Mancini insisting on a New Year sale. Milan
held talks with their City counterparts on Thursday and the Italian
giants were satisfied with the outcome of the discussions. However,
a deal has still to be agreed between the two clubs and the
Rossoneri were linked with a move to sign Tevez’s fellow Argentine
striker Maxi Lopez from Catania as a back-up. Galliani has now
ruled out a deal for Lopez after reiterating that Milan are willing
to wait until the final day of the transfer window to agree a deal
for Tevez. “Will Tevez be a Christmas present for the fans? It’s
tough in a period of economic difficulty, but we will try to keep
the supporters happy,” told Sky Sport Italia. “Maxi Lopez? Catania
have been very kind and open, but I made a promise to Carlitos that
we’ll wait for him until January 31. “If Tevez does not arrive,
then we will stay as we are.” Meanwhile, veteran striker Filippo
Inzaghi has been tipped to leave Milan in January and Galliani
concedes he could move on. “Pippo’s dream is to set the record for
European goals,” added Galliani. “He’ll try to achieve that either
with Milan or another club in the Europa League.”