Mancini has reiterated that Tevez will not be loaned out as Manchester City prepare to meet representatives from Milan on Thursday.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini on Tuesday ruled out a loan move involving Carlos Tevez as the Premier League leaders prepared to meet officials from Milan.
City chiefs are due to meet Milan officials on Thursday to discuss Tevez’s future but the Serie A club has made it clear they only want to sign the Argentinian striker on loan.
“We’re not going to take him outright, we’re offering a free loan with the right to buy in June,” Galliani told Italian press on Monday.
But Mancini on Tuesday said this was unacceptable and indicated the Premier League leaders will take a tough stance on the issue.
“I hope we can find a good solution for us and Carlos,” said Machester City’s coach.
“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.”
“When Manchester City buy a player, they have to pay a lot of money. 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, Paris St. Germain, Inter, want him, they pay Carlos for his value. This is correct.”
The meeting between the clubs was expected to take place in Manchester after Galliani told Italian media on Monday that he will be travelling there to discuss the move after fighting off competition from French side Paris St. Germain.
“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.
“The player wants to come to us and not PSG (Paris St Germain) and we hope City accept the offer.”
Tevez has been in Argentina since his future at Eastlands was thrown into jeopardy after his spat with Mancini during the Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich in September.