Corinthians deny move for Man City striker Tevez

Brazilian side Corinthians have played down talk they are planning a summer move for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, who played for the club before moving to the Premier League in 2006, Sky Sports has reported.

Tevez began his career in Argentina at Boca Juniors but had two years in Sao Paulo with Corinthians before switching to West Ham, with Javier Mascherano following a similar path. The current Barcelona defender started out at Boca’s rivals River Plate but moved to Corinthians and then West Ham with Tevez, leaving the Hammers for Liverpool before heading to Spain.

Corinthains’ director of football, Edu Gaspar, said to the Brazilian media that talk of his club’s interest in bringing Tevez back was wide of the mark. “ At this moment we have no interest in Tevez, we’ll sign players for the positions we need,” Gaspar is quoted as saying, adding: “We don’t seek a player because he is or might become important. If we need a player and we see that is someone who we need, we go after him. We will fight to sign him.

From West Ham, Tevez moved to Manchester United, spending two years at Old Trafford and winning the Premier League twice and the Champions League before Sir Alex Ferguson decided not to extend his stay at the club.

Tevez instead crossed Manchester to join Manchester City, winning the FA Cup with the Blues in 2011 and the title in 2012, part of a storied City career that saw Tevez spend a portion of last season effectively on strike after falling out with manager Roberto Mancini.

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