The agent of wantaway Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has confirmed that discussions are underway for the transfer of the Argentine to Brazilian club Corinthians.
The 27-year-old is now desperate to leave Eastlands, citing his family as the reason for his desire to leave England. Tevez previously played for Corinthians for two years after joining them from Boca Juniors in 2004.
“Negotiations have already begun. Corinthians are in contact with us,” said agent Kia Joorabchian. “His [Tevez] dream and mine is to see him back with Corinthians. He said he has a job that does not end there, he wants to return because he has the dream of winning the Copa Libertadores.
“Corinthians have made the offer, now it depends only on Manchester City. The City has to make a decision.
“Everybody is working to make this happen, I, Corinthians, Tevez. It is impossible to determine the situation, but I think it is close.”
Corinthians have also confirmed they are hopeful a deal will be done, their director of football Duilio Monteiro Alves said: “I don’t want to get our fans’ hopes up. We’ll try… that’s all I can say.
“[Signing Tevez] isn’t impossible. It’s a dream we’re trying to realise.”
The sides will face off this Sunday at the Ricoh Arena.