Milan appear set on resuming talks to sign Carlos Tevez from Manchester City after Paris St. Germain failed to get him.
Local media reported Wednesday that Milan vice president Adriano Galliano planned to meet Manchester this week to reopen negotiations that began in late December as the Devils looked to replace Antonio Cassano, who is recovering from heart surgery.
Earlier this month, talks stalled over Manchester’s request for an immediate sale of the Argentine, with Milan preferring a loan deal with full purchase at season end in June.
The transfer fee for Tevez is believed to be about €28 million.
PSG sports director Leonardo was on Tuesday quoted as saying that his big-spending club failed to reach an agreement on a transfer of Tevez.
Inter Milan have also been keen on the 27-year-old international, who, however, has reportedly said Milan were his first choice after he fell out of favour at Manchester last September.
However, Khaldoon Al Mubarak has warned Milan and Tevez that City will not be bullied into letting the Argentina striker leave on the cheap.
The Blues chairman, who has remained tight-lipped on the club’s transfer dealings and day-to-day business, last night took the unprecedented step of speaking out after losing patience with Milan’s bargaining tactics – and Tevez’s continued absence.