Man City transfers: Corinthians not interested in Carlos Tevez swoop
Man City transfers: Corinthians director of football says the Brazilian club aren't interested in signing Carlos Tevez this summer
Corinthians are not interested in signing Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez in the summer, according to the Brazilian club’s director of football.
The Argentina international’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2014, with the forward’s long-term future at the Eastlands outfit still very much in doubt.
Tevez, who joined the defending champions from Manchester United in 2009, has been one of City’s top scorers this season, with 16 goals in 37 appearances.
The former West Ham forward had been linked with a move to Brazil at the end of the season, but Corinthians director of football Edu Gaspar ruled out a swoop for Tevez.
“At this moment we have no interest in Tevez, we’ll sign players for the positions we need,” he told Lancenet.
“We don’t seek a player because he is or might become important. If we need a player and we see that is someone who we need, we go after him. We will fight to sign him.
“Our idea is to keep the club always on the top. If we are not the best, we have to fight to be among the best. Many people said that Corinthians didn’t need to make signings, but we brought in three great players – [Alexandre] Pato, Renato Augusto and Gil.”
Tevez has scored 72 goals in 136 appearances for the Citizens after completing a controversial move to the Etihad Stadium from Old Trafford.