AC Milan has abandoned their attempt to create an army of super-brats by pulling out of transfer talks for Man City’s striker Carlos Tevez. With renowned divas Antonio Cassano, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kevin-Prince Boateng, and Robinho already on their books, it seemed that Milan would soon be host to more mental instability than Michael Jackson’s funeral. But alas, it’s not to be: they’ll have to settle for being less entertaining than they could’ve been.
Milan appeared to end the transfer talks following Alexandre Pato’s decision not to move to Paris St Germain – and this could now leave the path clear for city rivals Inter to sign Man City’s want-away Gnasher the Dog lookalike. (The dog from Dennis the Menace for those who don’t get the reference… Whatever.)
Linked with a move away for some time now, the Tevez transfer saga really ramped up when the striker refused to come off the bench in a Champions League tie against Bayern Munich in September, and then went AWOL to Argentina. Although numerous clubs have expressed interest in taking Tevez on loan, Man City is eager to get rid of him permanently.
“I think maybe we can find a good solution in January, also because it is good for Carlos. Now it is three or four months he hasn’t played,” manager Roberto Mancini said on Tuesday.
“I know that there is Inter maybe that is interested because I read the newspapers, and Milan the same but I don’t know the last news.”
Evidently the last news is that Milan isn’t interested anymore. Wherever Tevez ends up it better be somewhere with nice weather, plenty of restaurants, and direct flights to Buenos Aires – or else it simply won’t work out.
By Peter Simpson