Galliani moves to complete Tevez deal
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is set to fly to Manchester this week with the hope of finalising a deal for wantaway City striker Carlos Tevez.
Tevez is still AWOL in Argentina, having left for his homeland without the permission of his club, while City look to find a club willing to purchase the player.
Milan, meanwhile, have stated their desire to bring Tevez to the San Siro on loan to replace the injured Antonio Cassano, and hope to have the 27-year-old available for their training camp in Dubai in two weeks.
"On Thursday we have an appointment with Manchester City for Tevez but it will probably not be the decisive one to conclude negotiations," Galliani said, according to Italian Eurosport.
Galliani also told Radio 1 Rai: "We're not going to take him outright: we're offering a free loan with the right to buy in June. The player wants to come to us and not PSG (Paris St Germain) and we hope City accept the offer.''
Galliani also said signing Maxi Lopez, currently at Catania, was a "standby'' option if Milan are unable to agree terms with City for Tevez.