Carlos Tevez expected to complete move to Juventus later this week
Manchester City agree €16m deal with Turin giants to sell controversial striker
Manchester City have agreed a deal with Juventus for the transfer of Carlos Tevez to the Turin club.
Carlos Tevez is expected to complete a £13.5million move to Juventus later this week. Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain met with his Juventus counterparts yesterday and after an agreement from new manager Manuel Pellegrini, it was decided Tevez should be allowed to end his controversial four-year stay at the Etihad Stadium.
The player will undergo a medical today, with personal terms also still to be agreed.
Although Juventus will only be paying an initial €9 million, a further six could be payable if various clauses are met over the course of what it is understood will be a three-year contract.
Indeed, Tevez’s status as one of City’s highest earners means that the deal in total is worth £27million, even though the South American only had a year remaining on his contract.
Elsewhere, Carlo Ancelotti has been formally confirmed as Real Madrid’s manager after signing a three-year contract, an appointment that will impact on elite Premier League clubs as Madrid kick-start their squad strengthening for the new season.
The Italian will be presented to the media in the Bernabeu’s Royal Box today having been replaced at Parc des Princes by the former France World Cup winner, Laurent Blanc.
Ancelotti’s task will be to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to remain with Madrid and even, potentially, commit to a long-term deal, though the manager’s desire to revitalise the squad will have implications for Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal.
Madrid are confident of deflecting City’s interest in the Malaga playmaker, Isco, who has already admitted that a move to Madrid would “excite”.
The Napoli forward, Edinson Cavani, is also wanted by the Spanish club and Madrid appear his likeliest destination if he departs Italy, despite City and, more recently, Chelsea having expressed interest in bringing him to the Premier League.
The Europa League winners are understood to have discussed using players in part-exchange for a player who scored 29 goals last season and whose release clause is set at €63 million, a fee Madrid would apparently be willing to meet. The Uruguay striker intends to speak with the Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, next month on his return from the Confederations Cup before determining where his future lies.