Italian Serie A club Inter Milan have made a €25 million euro bid for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, but reports claim the offer is unlikely to meet City’s valuation for the Argentine striker.
“Our offer is 25m euros – now it depends on them whether they accept,” said Inter president Massimo Moratti after their 1-0 win over AC Milan, according to the BBC.
“The offer is there. Now we are free to decide whether to go ahead or not.”
AC Milan withdrew from negotiations to sign 27-year-old Tevez on Thursday after Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato refused to join Paris St Germain.
Milan had reportedly already agreed personal terms for Tevez, but were forced to pull out of negotiations with City.
PSG have also expressed interest in Tevez, and Moratti claimed clubs in England were also aiming to secure a contract with the player.
“I believe there are still other teams involved for the striker,” he added. “There are clubs in England as well as PSG. In football there are no secrets.
“Do we need Tevez? At this moment, it seems not, but football gives different answers every day.”
After Sunday’s Milan derby, Inter coach Claudio Ranieri was secretive over his side’s plans to strike a deal with Tevez, telling Sky Sport Italia: “You never know. Do we really need him? You journalists certainly do.”
Talking to Rai Sport, Ranieri said: “If he joins he’ll be very welcome.”
During his post-match press conference, he said, according to the club’s official website: “Tevez? If the president wants to give the city of Milan a present. I’m used to working with what I’ve got.”
Tevez has not played for City since they beat Birmingham on September 21.
City boss Roberto Mancini alleged Tevez refused to come off the substitutes’ bench in September’s Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich, while Tevez maintained there had been a misunderstanding.
An internal club investigation concluded that Tevez, who joined City in July 2009, was guilty of five breaches of his contract and he was fined four weeks’ wages, which was reduced to two weeks’ wages following intervention from the Professional Footballers’ Association.View Comments