Milan assistant boss Mauro Tassotti has suggested that wantaway City ace Carlos Tevez will be a 2012 target for the Serie A giants.
The Argentine is yet to report back to Manchester after heading home to Argentina earlier this month and the striker now appears almost certain to have no future now at Eastlands.
The 27-year-old is expected to move on in the January transfer window, with Italy looking the most likely destination with both Milan clubs keen to secure his services.
Now Tassotti has confirmed the Rossoneri’s interest in the player, although he has pointed out that any deal is likely to depend on the player’s mental state.
Tassotti has been quoted as saying: “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.”
Tevez has been linked with a move away from City in January after his latest fall-out with the club.
The Argentina international was found guilty of five breaches of contract after refusing to warm up during the 2-0 Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich in September.
He then returned to his homeland earlier this month with out City’s permission and is yet to report back to training.
Tevez is under contract with City until June 2014.