Manchester City Striker Carlos Tevez Is on the Move

Ricky SantillanContributor IIJanuary 17, 2011

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15:  Carlos Tevez of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the City of Manchester Stadium on January 15, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Breaking news around the English Premier League is that Real Madrid have contacted City about a possible transfer for the Argentine international. 

Tevez made a shock transfer request in December, blaming bad relations with the City management, but withdrew the demand later in the month after clear-the-air talks with the Premier League club.

There were two big hurdles, the paper said: firstly, that City would insist on a transfer rather than a loan, and secondly that a transfer would cost 40 million euros and the Argentine's annual salary was eight million euros.

Real Madrid are trying to get another forward that is vacated by Gonzalo Higuain, who could be out of action for the whole year due to surgery he received last week.

It's been known for a week that Real Madrid have expressed interest for their former star Ruud Van Nistelrooy, but Hamburg is desperate to cling on to their main target man.

Manchester City will be keen on holding on to their most prized possession at all costs.

Tevez would be a huge signing for Real as he is widely regarded as one of the best strikers this season. Tevez has scored 14 goals and 4 assists in the Premier League from 20 appearances this season.

Real are four points behind Spanish first division leaders Barcelona after a shock 1-1 draw at bottom side Almeria on Sunday.