Mancini: Tevez will not come cheap

BY foxsports • November 21, 2011

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned Carlos Tevez's potential suitors that the forward will not be sold on the cheap.

Tevez could leave City in the winter transfer market after his latest falling-out with the club.

Tevez returned to his homeland earlier this month without City's permission and has yet to report back to training, having previously been punished by the club for refusing to warm up during the Champions League game away to Bayern Munich.

Reports in Italy have strongly linked Tevez with a move to Serie A, with Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan reportedly keen to sign the 27-year-old Argentina striker.

Indeed AC Milan assistant boss Mauro Tassotti went as far as saying: "He is a great player but we need to evaluate his condition and his head because as well as technical ability, you need to be mentally ready to play. There are problems with Manchester City but it could be an idea."

But Mancini told Italian television station Rai Due: "Tevez is strong regardless of what has happened. And great players have a price that is rather high."

Mancini denied speculation that City are in talks to acquire Napoli forward Edinson Cavani.

Cavani is a reported target of the Blues, who face Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

When asked about City's reported interest in the Uruguay international, Mancini said: "The good players are all interesting but there's nothing.

"We can't buy every player."

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