Tevez surfaces at AC Milan

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AC Milan have made an offer to Manchester City to sign Carlos Tevez on loan in January, the Italian club’s vice-president Adriano Galliani says.

Galliani claims an agreement is in place with the Argentina forward, but no deal has yet been reached between the Serie A champions and City. Reports in Italy suggest the Rossoneri have offered to take Tevez on a loan for six months with an option to sign the player permanently next summer for 23million euros.

“Between [Monday] and [Tuesday] I have taken steps to reinforce a team that is already a formidable one,” Galliani said. “We have the agreement with Tevez and we recently sent an email to City with our offer.” He added: “Our offer is a free loan deal with an option to sign the player permanently on certain conditions. We hope City says yes. There were other European clubs interested, but we are in pole position. Tevez wants to come to us. Half of the agreement has been reached. Now we await City’s response.”

Representatives of Tevez have held positive talks with the Italian giants. And, although it is understood no contact has yet been made between the clubs, City manager Roberto Mancini has said it was “important” Tevez was sold.