Milan fails to reach Carlos Tevez deal

Milan fails to reach Carlos Tevez deal

Published Jan. 12, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

AC Milan has failed to reach an agreement with Manchester City on a move for striker Carlos Tevez, sources told Sky Sports Thursday.

The defending Serie A champions' CEO, Adriano Galliani, was in England to conclude the deal but negotiations could not be successfully completed.

Reports suggested Milan wanted the unsettled Argentina ace on loan but City wanted to sell him outright.

Galliani had said personal terms were agreed with Tevez earlier this week and the end of a long-running transfer saga seemed to be in sight.


The move reportedly fell through, however, when Milan striker Alexandre Pato, the man Tevez was predicted to replace, decided to snub a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Inter Milan has also been interested in Tevez and news of the stumbling block between its local rival and City could reignite interest.

The 27-year-old has not played for City since the Carling Cup game against Birmingham at the end of September.

His absence came after his now-infamous refusal to warm up as a substitute against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.

Tevez was consequently the subject of an internal disciplinary process and City manager Roberto Mancini has since been keen for the Argentinian to leave.