Mancini rules out Tevez loan
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has reiterated that the club will not allow Carlos Tevez to leave on loan.
City officials will meet their Milan counterparts on Thursday in an attempt to reach a deal. Milan have already said they do not have the cash just now to buy Tevez outright. However, it seems unless they do, the fiery Argentina star will not be joining the Serie A giants.
"I hope we can find a good solution for us and Carlos," said Mancini. "We want Carlos to come back and play football and the best solution for us is to sell him. We can't let him leave on loan."
With Tevez currently still in Argentina, City's stance runs the risk of extending the present impasse beyond the January transfer deadline. However, as Mancini outlined, there is a simple reason behind the club's position.
"When Manchester City buy a player, they have to pay a lot of money," he said. "But when we want to sell them, they have to go on loan. This is not good. It is not correct for the other players.
"Manchester City paid Carlos a lot of money for three years. It is correct that if one club, it could be Milan, Juventus, PSG, Inter, want him, they pay Carlos for his value. This is correct."