Inter Milan have ended their interest in Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.
AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain have also been chasing the controversial Argentine, but the French club ended their pursuit of Tevez yesterday.
The news is a blow to Tevez and City, who are both keen to end the striker’s stint at Eastlands after the 27 year old refused to warm-up against Bayern Munch in September.
Despite their desire to end the saga, City have determinedly stuck to their asking price throughout negotiations. City’s hand is strengthened as Tevez has two and a half year remaining on his contract, but it is unlikely anyone will pay £30m for a player not wanted by his club.
Inter Milan board member Marco Tronchetti told Ansa: “Does Tevez still interest us? He no longer does as he is looking to take a different path. Inter have rediscovered their champions and we don’t need to have him or anybody else. But (Tevez) remains a great champion.”
Meanwhile, Tevez remains in Argentina, where he has been since City launched an internal investigation into his reported refusal to warm-up against Bayern Munich. City sources announced in recent days that this decision to return to his homeland has cost the Argentine almost £10m in wages and fines.