Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out making a January move for Man City striker Carlos Tevez, according to the Fulham Chronicle.
The Argentina international handed in a written transfer request at the Citizens earlier in the week, but boss Roberto Mancini is thought to have told the striker that he is going nowhere.
Ancelotti said: “There are a lot of rumours but I think that everything will be okay with him and Manchester City because he is a fantastic player. He is very important to City and I don’t think they can afford to let him go.”
Tevez is considering a move back to his native Argentina with Boca Juniors should the opportunity arise, and is even considering retiring in order to spend more time with his family.
Carlo happy with draw.
Ancelotti meanwhile believes that the Champions League draw has been kind to the Blues, pitting them against Danish side FC Copenhagen, but was quick to warn his stars against complacency.
The Danes surprised Rubin Kazan and Panathinaikos to finish as group runners-up to Barcelona, who have been pitted against Chelsea’s fellow Londoners Arsenal.
According to The Daily Record, Ancelotti said: “It was a good draw although it would be wrong for us to say we are happy.
“Copenhagen produced a good performance in their group and drew at home with Barcelona. I saw their game at the Nou Camp and they played very well.
“They don’t have a lot of experience in the Champions League but we have to pay attention.”
Perfomance most important.
Chelsea’s results are not as important as the performances, according to Ancelotti. The 51-year-old has tried to play down his side’s worst run in a decade by stating that progress is king in the sport, according to The Press Association.
Ancelotti even went as far as referencing Arsene Wenger and Arsenal as ideal role models for moving forward in football.
He said: “I know that a lot of managers are judged just on the results. Maybe in the future I will be an owner of a club. I will judge my coach not just on the results.
“Arsenal are playing without victory very good football. The fans I think of Arsenal are happy to watch their team play, that they are playing good football.”