Media round-up: Thursday, 15th December featuring Tevez, Tevez, more bloody Tevez, and Nedum Onuoha
By Ric Turner, Thu 15 December 2011 08:43
The Guardian claim that Juventus have opened formal talks with Manchester City to sign Carlos Tevez in the form of a series of telephone calls direct to Roberto Mancini from Pavel Nedved, a key director for the Italian club. The Serie A club have proposed a £21m package but City are hopeful they can get more than that in the face of rival interest from Milan and Paris St-Germain.
Tevez, meanwhile, is reported to have said that he potentially wants to stay in Argentina. He told the magazine Gente in his homeland that he would like to "go to pre-season with Boca [Juniors] and play Libertadores with them". That tournament runs from late January to early July. I don't care if I lose money," Tevez was quoted as saying. "I'm tired of travelling and going back and forth. I'm not coming back to England." Boca, though, are unlikely to be able to meet City's asking price.
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has warned City striker Carlos Tevez not to put the money available at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the glory at stake at the San Siro, according to The Daily Mirror. “Tevez has to choose between the prestige that AC Milan represents, or the money of the PSG, led by Sheikh of Qatar,” he insisted. “AC Milan is a solution of prestige, with the possibility of playing in one of the biggest clubs in the world and perhaps to win the Golden Ball. Paris Saint-Germain is money.”
The Daily Mail report that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he would love to bring Tevez to White Hart Lane - but concedes that a January move for the Blues outcast is unlikely. "He is a special player, the type of player who could make the difference, but I wouldn't think that's a real possibility," said Redknapp.
Roy Hodgson is ready step up his £4million chase for Nedum Onuoha and is poised to make a bid during the January transfer window. City are willing to listen to offers for the England Under-21 international, who has only played twice for the club this season - both in the Carling Cup - after spending the 2010-2011 campaign on loan at Sunderland.