Tevez linked with Milan move

Updated: December 6, 2011

AC Milan president Adriano Galliani has claimed that Manchester City have given his side permission to speak to Carlos Tevez’s agent. The Italian side are hoping to sign the controversial striker on loan and will soon open talks with the player.

“Tevez is a City player,” Galliani told Gazzetta dello Sport. “The English club has authorised us to speak to his agent but we haven’t spoken directly to City yet.

“We don’t know what City want. I prefer not to speak too much about Tevez, otherwise his price will go up and this is not good.”

It was reported last week that Tevez’s advisor Kia Joorabchian had been in Italy to hold talks with the Milan club. The player has fallen out with City bosses and it is thought unlikely that he will remain at Eastlands.

Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng spoke of the possibility of Tevez joining the club as “perfect”. The 24-year-old told Corriere dello Sport: “It would be perfect for Milan. He is fast and can defend aggressively. I think that the San Siro wants a player like that. It is not for me to decide, though.”

“We would still have five strikers. Among other things, anyway, Tevez could also act as a playmaker, or go to the right or left.”

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