Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has certain that the stance adopted by the club in their war with striker Carlos Tevez is a landmark because it has shown the world that the club still have a lot of power.

It has been widely argued that player power is much bigger nowadays, but the Manchester city chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has said that the stance adopted by the club in the war with Carlos Tevez proves that clubs still have a lot of bargaining power. Carlos Tevez refused to play for the club in the September of last season, and went AWOL for most of the season.

However, he was accepted back into the side by manager Roberto Mancini after he issued an apology for his actions. He came extremely close to leaving the club last January transfer window, but the club refused to give up on the fight to retain the player who still had three years left on his original contract. Due to his excessive wages, the interested clubs were not willing to pay more than £ 25 million for his services, while Manchester City demanded £ 40 million. Carlos Tevez ended up staying at the club after he was left with no other options.

"It was a landmark. We cannot allow ourselves, as a club, to be mucked around. It was a hell of a gamble for me, not to let him leave for AC Milan in January, because he could have sat out all year, but not played for us and lost his value. But I was firm that we are not rich people to be taken advantage of, to give him what he wants and let the market screw us," he said. The 28-year-old is still expected to be sold in the summer as part of a major revamp at Manchester city.


Manchester United have said that they have accepted the apology from Manchester City and Carlos Tevez following the sign from the Argentine that showed 'RIP Fergie' during their victory parade in Manchester.

More than 100,000 people gathered in Manchester in order to celebrate Manchester City win their first Premier league title. During the open top bus parade, Carlos Tevez showed a sign that said 'RIP Fergie'.

It has caused an outrage amongst Manchester United supporters, who have never really forgotten the way Carlos Tevez left them to join their archrivals Manchester city a few years ago.

It is thought that Carlos Tevez show the sign in order to mention that Sir Alex Ferguson once said that he will never allow Manchester United to be below City in the table in his lifetime. Due to the fact that City are now ahead of United in the table and that they have also won the title, Carlos Tevez seems to have displayed the same.

However, it has caused an outrage amongst Manchester United and their supporters. Manchester city apologized for the incident, while Carlos Tevez also extended his apologies by saying that he considers Sir Alex Ferguson to be a great man and a great manager. However, he got carried away with the excitement of the moment.

"It looked to me rather silly, more than anything else - an impetuous, silly thing to do. It certainly wasn't very sensible. I think it was a very excitable moment, emotions were running very high. As I understand it, and I stand to be corrected, I think someone passed this thing to Tevez who just sort of put it in the air, so I don't think it's the most serious thing I've ever come across. But I don't know all the facts and I would leave it to the people (at the FA) who will look at it professionally," said the FA chairman David Bernstein.


AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani will be visiting Manchester City over the weekend to hold talks with the club over the future of striker Carlos Tevez.

Carlos Tevez will be leaving the club in the January transfer window, but the destination has been undecided yet. Manchester City are yet to agree terms with any other club over the sale of striker.

They were demanding around £ 40 million for the striker back in the summer, but after the problems with the club, his value has dropped to around £ 25 million. AC Milan have been holding informal negotiations with the club for over a month now, but there has not been any progress.

Hence, AC Milan will be sending out their CEO Adriano Galliani in order to discuss terms with the club. It is thought that AC Milan were initially only willing to take Carlos Tevez on a loan deal, which would be then be made permanent in the summer for a fee of around £ 20 million.

Manchester City are not looking to loan him out initially and they are also unwilling to accept the transfer fee proposed by AC Milan. Even though the top official at AC Milan is going to be in discussions with Manchester City, the future of Carlos Tevez still remains uncertain.

Manchester City also revealed that Inter Milan are also interested in signing the striker. Inter Milan have a number of aged players in their squad and they are looking to bring down the overall age of the squad significantly.

It is thought that players like Diego Milito will be departing the club in the summer and they are looking for a replacement of the Argentine. Manchester city are yet to agree a fee with Inter Milan as well.