Carlos Tevez will return from his Copa America commitments to find his immediate future is still very unclear, the Daily Star report.
The Argentine, who announced his decision to quit at the end of the season, presumed he would return to a multitude of offers from Europe’s top clubs – including Real Madrid and Barcelona – but they are both believed to be put of by the £50m valuation.
His club don’t have a date for his return as the rest of the squad left for a pre-season tour of the States on Friday, and it is certain he will also miss the start of the domestic campaign due to his turbulent close season.
He has also lost the captains armband since his declaration, with Vincent Kompany taking over the role.
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City hit back at claims.
Manchester City have hit back at claims of foul play voiced by Bayern Munich, concerning the latter’s attempts to sign Jerome Boateng, Mirror Football claim.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Clubs Association, bemoaned the English side for a lack of ‘courtesy’ in transfer negotiations, while the Bundesliga outfit have been trying to sign Boateng for the last six weeks.
Former Germany international, Rummenigge said: “At the moment they are using a tactic that I’ve never seen before. We’ve tried to get in contact with their people many times, but they don’t even bother getting back to us. We never hear from them.”
However, a Man City spokesperson rebuffed allegations by saying: “Mr Rummenigge’s claims are something of a puzzle to us, as not one call from Bayern Munich has been left unanswered and indeed a face-to-face meeting and several conversations have taken place on the topic.”
Given desperate for Villa move.
Shay Given says he is willing to take a pay cut in order to join Aston Villa, according to the News of the World.
The Republic of Ireland shot-stopper currently earns £90k-a-week at Eastlands but the Midlanders have a strict wage cap in place, which means any potential deal would see his wages peak at a maximum of just £50k-per-week.
The fee is thought to be in the region of £5m, but the 35-year-old is believed to be desperate to make the move as he seeks first team football.
Roberto Mancini is struggling to offload his fringe players as he tries to free up space for new signings.
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