Galliani: Carlos Tevez Wants to Join AC Milan and We have an Appointment with Manchester City on Thursday
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has reiterated his claim that Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez wants to move to San Siro and revealed that the Italian club will discuss the move with the Premier League leaders on Thursday.
The Rossoneri have already held productive talks with the Argentine but their negotiations with City have proven less fruitful, with the English club adamant that it will only allow the player to leave Eastlands as part of a permanent transfer.
Roberto Mancini's side is seemingly keen on discussing a deal with the Serie A champions, however, with Galliani confirming a meeting will take place on Thursday.
"On Thursday we have an appointment with Manchester City for Tevez but it will probably not be the decisive one to conclude negotiations," he told SkySport24.
Milan is looking to strengthen its forward line in January after Antonio Cassano underwent heart surgery but is presently only entertaining loan deals, meaning its bid to sign Tevez has stalled.
"First of all, we would not have done anything without the problem that hit Cassano," Galliani told Radio Anch'io Lo Sport. "Cassano was playing well for us.
"[But] Tevez? It depends on the will of City and the player. Manchester wants to sell outright, while we will not move from a free loan with the right to buy."
Tevez has also been linked to Paris Saint-Germain, but Galliani insists that the player only wants a move to Milan.
"He wants Milan and that's that," Galliani told the radio station. "We hope [that he will come], because he's a player we really like and can give us a big lift."
Meanwhile, Galliani also reassured Milan fans that coach Massimiliano Allegri will soon sign a new deal with the club.
"Allegri will definitely be back next year," he declared. "We are defining the economic agreement."
Former Cagliari boss Allegri arrived at San Siro in June 2010 and led Milan to the Scudetto in his first season at the helm.
By Goal.com, 20/12/2011