Transfer talk

Milan considering Tevez move

November 21, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan assistant coach Mauro Tassotti has revealed that his club would be interested in signing Carlos Tevez if the AWOL Manchester City striker can prove he is mentally sound.

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Argentina international Tevez has returned to his homeland without City's permission after being handed a misconduct charge and fined two-weeks' wages following his refusal to warm-up against Bayern Munich in September.

Given the complete breakdown in the relationship between City and Tevez a number of European clubs are looking to broker a relatively cut-price deal for the 27-year-old, with AC Milan joining Inter and PSG in announcing their interest.

Milan assistant coach Mauro Tassotti said: "Tevez to Milan? He is a great player but we need to evaluate his condition and his head because as well as technical ability, you need to be mentally ready to play.

"There are problems with Manchester City but it could be an idea."

Milan are expected to bring in a new forward in the January transfer window with Antonio Cassano sidelined for around six months following heart surgery.

Rossoneri legend Alessandro Costacurta thinks Tevez would slot in well at San Siro, although the former Milan defender also has a few reservations regarding the Argentine's behaviour.

"Tevez would be perfect to substitute Cassano," Costacurta said. "I get the impression that he could create some problems if he is left on the bench though - and that will happen at Milan when you consider the forwards they have in their squad.

"He would have to be managed properly. Nevertheless, he is the ideal attacker for Milan."

Tevez is expected to return to City later this week to face a disciplinary hearing, when it will be decided if he has a future at the Etihad Stadium.