Transfer news

Milan unlikely to revive Tevez interest

March 22, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has indicated that Carlos Tevez is unlikely to join the club in the summer.

Carlos Tevez
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• Mancini pleased with Tevez

Milan made public their interest in signing Tevez during the January transfer window while the striker was in exile in Argentina, but he has since returned to Manchester City and made a first appearance in six months on Wednesday night as he helped spark a comeback in the 2-1 victory over Chelsea.

Galliani said he was still a huge admirer of Tevez but, with Milan having ultimately signed back-up option Maxi Lopez before the window closed, he does not expect the Rossoneri to revive their interest.

"A train like that doesn't pass for a second time," Galliani said. "Yesterday I watched Carlitos, who hadn't played for six months, come on with the tenacity he always showed and he changed the game. This could be a turning point for Manchester City

"I think he's terrific. I was a big fan of Tevez, but destiny dictated what happened and we are more than pleased with Maxi Lopez."

Meanwhile, Alexandre Pato is to fly to America to undergo specialist consultation on his muscular injuries, with the forward having suffered a string of problems.

"Pato is undergoing a special form of treatment and he'll probably be flying back to the US next week to consult another expert and get a second opinion," Galliani said. "Pato will be fit again. He absolutely has to be."

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