Since September 2011 Carlos Tevez's fate as a club footballer has been in the air following a disagreement with Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini after he asked Tevez to come on as a substitute in the second half against Bayern Munich.
Tevez has not played for Man City since that occurrence (which Tevez has claimed was a misunderstanding), and all clues and common sense suggest that Tevez will no longer be a member of Mancini's squad.
AC Milan has been eyeing Tevez ever since the incident as a replacement for Milan's striker Antonio Cassano, who is out for the rest of the season.
It is speculated that unlike AC Milan's offer to sign Tevez on loan, Inter is willing to make a permanent offer to sign Tevez.
Man City has announced that they will only consider a permanent deal for Tevez, as they are adamant upon releasing the undisciplined player.
Therefore, Inter's deal to permanently sign Tevez would appeal more to City than AC Milan's loan offer. Inter will allegedly send delegation to England in the next 48 hours to meet with their City counterparts.
Milan will be forced to counter Inter's offer for Tevez if they are interested in signing a top striker soon, as Mario Balotelli recently expressed no desire to make a move to Italy after both AC and Inter Milan had been in contact with him.
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In order to free up room for Tevez or Balotelli, AC Milan was considering selling the oft-injured Alexandre Pato; however, Pato has expressed interest in remaining at the San Siro.
With Pato expressing desire to remain a Rossonero Milan's chance of signing Tevez has decreased, as Massi Allegri would prefer Pato over the ill-disciplined Tevez.
If AC Milan does not increase their offer from that of a loan to a permanent signing, then Tevez will most likely not play for the Rossoneri in the near future.