The feud between Manchester City and Carlos Tevez continues, as it has been revealed that the striker will receive a record four-week £1million fine, along with a two-week suspension due to his alleged refusal to play against Bayern Munich in the clubs 2-0 Champions League defeat.
Following rumours that Mancini would sell Tevez at a cut-price in January, it has now been confirmed that he will only move to another club if there is a reasonable offer, with a City spokerperson stating: “Following a phone call between Roberto and the chairman today, the club's formal position is that no offer for Carlos will be considered unless it reflects true market value."
However, the clubs owner, Sheikh Mansour, has given Mancini permission to refuse to put Tevez in the starting line-up for the remainder of his contract, theoretically meaning that Tevez could spend the next three-years in the reserves.
Mansour confirmed with Mancini that Tevez has been disrespectful to both himself and the club, and that the players issue with City lies with the decision to cut off his loyalty bonuses, worth £1million, after he handed in a transfer request. It has also been suggested that he was angry at Mancini after being a fourth-choice striker against Everton.
Following the proposed fine City officials released a statement, detailing the 27-year-olds five breaches of contract including "an obligation to participate in any matches in which the player is selected to play for the club when directed by a club official" and “causing damage to the club".
Tevez has 14 days to appeal City’s decision, and he is reported to be suing the club and Mancini for “defamation of character” over his post-match comments at the Allianz Arena.
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