Inter loses out in race for Tevez

Inter loses out in race for Tevez

Published Jan. 12, 2012 4:02 p.m. ET

Inter Milan have lost out on the race to sign Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez, according to club president Massimo Moratti.

The Nerazzurri had reportedly agreed a fee with City to acquire the Argentina striker, who reportedly prefers a move to AC Milan.

Reports in Italy claimed AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani was travelling to England to counter Inter's bid and land Tevez in the winter transfer market.

When asked if Tevez will join AC Milan, Moratti said on the club's official website, "I believe so.


"That's football."

Inter were willing to sign the 27-year-old Tevez on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy his sporting rights in the summer for 27million euros (£22,569,000).

Tevez, who returned to his homeland in November without City's permission and is yet to report back to training, is under contract with the Blues until June 2014.