Mancini sure over Tevez future

The Blues manager caught most observers on the hop immediately

after Tuesday’s 3-0 Premier League win over Stoke when he claimed

Tevez had told him he wanted to remain with the Eastlands outfit.

Within 24 hours, the picture had become more clouded, with Tevez’s

representatives privately claiming the striker had said nothing of

the sort. Even senior figures within the club wonder whether

Tevez’s trusted advisor Kia Joorabchian is trying to find an

alternative suitor, who would be willing to pay the vast transfer

fee and wages the South American would command. However, as he

looked ahead to Sunday’s trip to Bolton, Mancini was adamant Tevez

is not about to make his final appearance for the club. “I don’t

think it will be Carlos’ last game,” said Mancini. “On Tuesday, I

told you all my opinion and I am sure about this. But I can’t

continue to have a press conference to answer this question. “I

have spoken with Carlos. I have spoken with him many times in the

last weeks and I don’t need to speak with him again.” Mancini is

not entirely convinced about quotes emerging from Argentina,

attributed to Tevez, that the former West Ham star views his future

as being elsewhere. “I don’t know if he has said these things,” he

said. “Sometimes I have spoken to journalists in Italy and when the

comments come back here, it is something completely different. “I

understand it can happen because of the translation. “We have many

important players; Carlos, Yaya Toure, David Silva, James Milner,

Nigel de Jong. We want them all to stay here.” Meanwhile, Mancini

has ruled out the chances of making a big-money move for Cristiano

Ronaldo this summer. After two seasons without any significant

silverware since he moved to Real Madrid, it has been claimed

Ronaldo is ready to leave the Bernabeu. A £150million price

tag is said to have been put on a player who cost Real a world

record £80million when he left Manchester United following the

2009 Champions League final. But Mancini laughed at suggestions he

might be interested. “We have signed Cristiano Ronaldo for

£200million,” joked the Italian. “I said after the FA Cup

final, I would like to sign Ronaldo, Messi, Fabregas and Iniesta. I

don’t think it is possible. “I don’t know why this has come out. I

don’t know anything about it. “Cristiano Ronaldo is a fantastic

player but I don’t think he will leave Real Madrid.”