Milan chief: Tevez talks ongoing

AC Milan insists talks regarding a move for Carlos Tevez remain ongoing, but the Italian club is adamant it will not bow to Manchester City’s demands.

Negotiations between City and Milan have been ongoing for several weeks, with the main sticking point being the Rossoneri’s desire to take the player on-loan as opposed to the Premier League outfit’s determination to sell him.

Milan would like to agree a loan move with the right to make the arrangement permanent next summer, while City wants a deal in place to ensure the move becomes permanent at the end of any loan.

Reports in Italy have claimed Milan’s city rivals Inter could make a late move for Tevez, but Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists the deal to sign the forward is still very much alive.

"The negotiations are very much alive," said Galliani. "Manchester insist on a loan with an obligation to buy and we insist on a loan with the right to buy."

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri refused to be drawn on the club’s pursuit of Tevez claiming the move is not a priority.

"I don’t know," said Allegri. "It’s still too early to say, but Milan already has other stronger strikers and so we are not looking at the moment."