Tevez urged to resolve City spat

The former West Ham and Manchester United forward was banned by

City and an internal investigation was launched after he apparently

refused to play as a substitute against Bayern Munich in the

Champions League in September. Furious City boss Roberto Mancini

declared Tevez was ‘finished’ at the club immediately after the

defeat to Bayern and it has been speculated whether the wealthy

Premier League outfit could be prepared to sack the forward. Tevez,

who has twice requested a transfer away from City, is due to fly

back to Manchester on Wednesday and the 27-year-old could be back

in training on Thursday after returning to Argentina during his

two-week club suspension. But City have yet to make a statement on

their investigation, with players reportedly unwilling to go on the

record regarding the events in Munich, and it remains an anxious

wait for all concerned. “Everybody wants to know and everybody is

worried about the situation because, as Argentinians, we care about

Carlos,” Zabaleta, who was sat next to his compatriot in the dugout

against Bayern, was quoted as saying via a translator on Sky Sports

News after his country’s shock defeat to Venezuela. “It hurts us

that he is going through such a rough period. He always tries to be

careful and respect everybody who is involved in the situation and

the club as well. “At the end, he is the one who is going to solve

this problem. “Carlos is a player who enjoys being desired. He is

much respected in the Premier League. He has been living there for

many years. “But he will have to deal with the club and the club

itself will have to take a decision.”