After having a £35m bid rebuffed, Corinthians have confirmed they will not raise their offer for want-away star Carlos Tevez, according to ESPN Soccernet.
The Blues are believed to be holding out for a figure nearer to the £50m mark but Corinthians’ president, Andres Sanches, says that figure is “unviable for the Brazilian football market.”
The diminutive striker would have to take a pay cut to join club he left for England four years ago and any deal would need to be thrashed out before the Brazilian transfer window slams shut on July 20th.
Sanches added they are prepared to push the clubs’ budget to the limit, in order to sign him: “Corinthians have made an offer of approximately 40 million euros [£35 million] to sign him permanently. This sum means we will be spending 20 to 25 per cent of our TV rights earnings if City accept it.”
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Bayern agree Boateng deal.
According to Sky Sports Bayern Munich have finally struck a deal to sign Manchester City’s Jerome Boateng.
The German international only arrived at Eastlands last summer – in a £10m deal from Hamburg – but has failed to make an impact under Roberto Mancini.
The two clubs had been squabbling over a fee for in excess of two weeks, but they finally reached an agreement so the defender will now travel to Germany, and complete a medical prior to signing a four-year deal.
Bayern’s sporting director, Christian Nerlinger says Boateng is a perfect fit: “Jerome Boateng is a young German international, who fits perfectly into the philosophy of FC Bayern. He was also the desire of our head coach Jupp Heynckes.”
Ade desperate for Madrid move.
Emmanuel Adebayor says he is waiting for the call from Real Madrid as he looks to end his Manchester City nightmare, Sky Sports report.
The ex-Arsenal striker – who has been left out of the Blues’ squad for their tour of America – faces a bleak future at Eastlands after falling out of favour with Roberto Mancini, so a permanent move to the Santiago Bernabeu massively appeals to him.
Adebayor revealed Jose Mourinho has already told him he wants him back: “We talked before we went on vacation and he said he wanted me to stay.” He continued.
“If he called me right now, I would catch the first plane out to Los Angeles and if I could play three or four years in Madrid and I would retire with the club.”
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