Milan have failed to reach an agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Carlos Tevez…
Carlos Tevez’s move to Milan from Manchester City has dramatically collapsed.
It comes after striker Alexandre Pato revealed he wants to stay in Italy.
Tevez’s switch to the European giants hinged on Brazilian Pato moving away in January, with Paris St Germain a likely destination.
“Milan is my home,” explained Pato. “I don’t want to interrupt my career with the black and reds after winning my first two trophies with this shirt.”
The striker helped Milan win Serie A last season and the Italian Supercup in August, and said he wants to continue thriving with the Rossoneri.
“I want to contribute to writing Milan’s history and to the future success of this club with happiness and in perfect harmony with the environment.
“Today is a special day for me.
“I thank club president [Silvio] Berlusconi, the club and the supporters who have always believed in me.”
Talks had stalled last week with the sticking point thought to be Milan’s desire to take Tevez on loan, while City are keen to offload him in a permanent move.
The two parties will now need to reconvene at a later date as they seek to thrash out a deal for the unsettled forward.
Pato turned down a potential move to France, which could be a major stumbling block in the Tevez deal.