Milan: Tevez talks are ongoing

Negotiations between City and Milan have been ongoing for several

weeks, with the main sticking point being the Italian side’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 want 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.”