18 May 2009

Manchester United want Tevez to stay, says Gill

6:04 am on 18 May 2009

Manchester United's chief executive David Gill says they want to keep Carlos Tevez despite the Argentinian striker saying he expects to leave Old Trafford.

Gill's told the BBC they are discussing paying a fee of around $65 million for the player.

And he says there were no ongoing discussions about Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, which won a record-equalling 18th English League title yesterday.

Gill says the deal for Tevez iss more complicated than usual because his "economic rights" are owned by the agent Kia Joorabchian's company.

He says United had paid a "loan fee" to Joorabchian for the last two years but have to decide now whether to pay a fixed fee at which point Manchester United would own Tevez and have a new contract with him.