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World Football Transfer News: Carlos Tevez Saga Deepens as City Names Its Price

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini looks on with Carlos Tevez (R) prior to the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Tom KinslowFeatured ColumnistJuly 5, 2011

This may not surprise you, but Carlos Tevez isn't happy.

Tevez, the journeyman forward, has let Manchester City know that he is no longer happy living in England and is looking for a transfer that will help satisfy his home life and get him closer to his wife and children.

The Argentina native has bounced around from club to club in his career. Now, it seems like Tevez will push hard for a move away from the Premier League, but Manchester City isn't going to let him go for cheap.

If you happen to be an interested club, it will only cost you the cool sum of £50 million.

Per Mirror Football:

At a stroke, the figures involved cut down the number of potential suitors to around half a dozen, some of which have not shown any desire to bid for the player.

Barcelona for instance are currently haggling with Udinese over a price for City target Alexis Sanchez, whilst Chelsea have other areas of the field to address, having already splashed out £50 million on Fernando Torres in January.

Both Milan clubs and Real Madrid might be more likely to do a deal and Juventus have previously expressed an interest, even if that would mean Tevez giving up the prospect of Champions League football once more, having spent two years trying to qualify for Europe's number one club competition with City.

This is going to get ugly, and fast.

Tevez is a great player, but few clubs, if any, will throw down that type of money to bring him over in the summer transfer window, especially with his history.

The last thing a club like Real Madrid needs is to put up that kind of bid for Tevez, only for him to be unhappy with them and demand a transfer somewhere else.

If anything, this massive transfer fee is going to prolong the process, as City has put the price tag so high that few teams, if any, will go that far to land Tevez.

Manchester City has him under contract and Tevez isn't exactly in the position to be demanding a transfer—the club has all of the leverage in this situation.

It is clear that Man City will not give in to his demands unless a team wants to go above and beyond to sign him. And with the way the market is shaping up, that simply isn't going to happen.

Tevez is stuck in Manchester, for better or for worse, because City wants a king's ransom for a player who tends to become unhappy rather quickly.  

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