Blues' Chairman defiant over Tevez
- Wed 25 Jan 2012, 10:36AM
- Posted by David Clayton
Only one place to start today and that’s in Abu Dhabi where City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has given an interview to The National regarding Carlos Tevez.
The Blues’ chief pulls no punches concerning the protracted departure of the player and he is clearly losing patience with the Argentine’s prospective suitors, AC Milan.
It’s worth reading verbatim, too. The National’s Kevin Affleck writes: “Khaldoon Al Mubarak has warned Carlos Tevez and AC Milan that the club will not contemplate sanctioning the sale of the restless Argentine striker unless the Italian club meet their valuation and adopt a more professional approach to transfer negotiations.
“Al Mubarak confirmed the Premier League leaders are aware Adriano Galliani, the AC Milan vice president, has held talks with Tevez and Kia Joorabchian, his adviser, over a proposed move to the San Siro, despite the Italian club failing to meet City's valuation of the 27 year-old, believed to be upwards of €30 million.
‘As things stand AC Milan isn't an option for Carlos Tevez,’ Al Mubarak told The National.
‘Mr Galliani and his advisers have developed a misplaced sense of confidence from their premature discussions with Carlos and his advisers.
‘If they want to be a consideration in this transfer window they would do better to stop congratulating one another and begin to look at how they would meet our terms.’
Quite a story, and well worth reading in full.