Striker Carlos Tevez could be heading for the Manchester City exit door this summer with Juventus, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain all reported to be interested.
The Argentine looked set to leave the club last season after infamously refusing to warm-up during a Champions League match at Bayern Munich and his current deal expires next summer.
But having apologised, the tireless forward – City’s all-time top Premier League goalscorer – is once again a key player, which could prevent any deal taking place.
Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta told the Mirror: “It is obvious that even in the event of an agreement with the player, the club still has an important say.
“We are not the first to notice his quality and experience. He is a player with a big desire to rebuild his career.
“Nevertheless, he is owned by City and we have made no approach to them.”
But the striker himself failed to quash rumours of a potential move to France, having been a reported target for Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
Roberto Mancini’s sacking could prompt a clear-out at City this summer and, despite finishing this season with 17 goals and ten assists for the Blues, Tevez might leave too.
With long-standing rumours of his unhappiness living in Manchester never fully disappearing, the striker admits he would relish a move to France.
“It remains an interesting option as the French championship is moving very fast,” the Mirror reports him telling TeleFoot.
“If Leonardo [PSG sporting director] called me, it’s not a problem for me to come, really no problem to come to Paris and France.”
On Monaco’s interest, Tevez added: “For me, Monaco is one of the largest French clubs, and any player would go there.
“I have a one-year contract left at City and I am happy, and I love playing in the Premier League – but a project like Monaco I really like.”
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