Following recent reports suggesting that Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing a player plus cash offer for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, it is now believed that City would prefer to take winger Angel Di Maria rather than Sami Khedira.
Carlos Tevez’s career at Eastlands is deemed to be over following the shocking scenes that occurred in their defeat against Bayern Munich, in which the Argentine refused to warm-up when requested to by boss Roberto Mancini. This has resulted in Mancini claiming that the 27-year-old is now “finished” at City, alerting many of Europe’s elite clubs.
Despite their high number of attacking midfield players, Manchester City believe that Tevez’s fellow countryman Di Maria would be a more suitable player to boost Madrid’s transfer bid for last season’s joint Premier League top goal scorer. Di Maria moved to the Bernabeu in July 2010 for a fee around €25 million and has since then been a regular in Jose Mourinho’s side, making over 50 appearances in that time.
However, similarly to City, Madrid also do not lack in attacking midfield players, with stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Kaka on their books, which could allow them to let the 23-year-old leave the club in order to bring in one of the most well-known strikers.
It looked likely that Tevez would leave the Etihad stadium this summer following his transfer request and desire to move out of England for family reasons. Although since then the striker had said that his family were now settled in England and he was happy to stay in Manchester. But his latest antics have outraged both Mancini and City fans, whom both have made no secret about their wishes for him to leave the club, despite him scoring 43 league goals over the past two campaigns.
Manchester City are thought to value Tevez at £40million and would favour Madrid to include Di Maria in the deal instead of Sami Khedira if a player was to be included in the bid.