16 Dec 2010

Tevez returns to training

5:46 am on 16 December 2010

The Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez returned to the club's training ground on Wednesday as scheduled despite wanting to leave the club.

Tevez was due to take part in a training session today following a four-day break in Tenerife.

The Argentina striker sat out the weekend victory against West Ham as he was banned.

But following the win, it was revealed Tevez had handed in a written transfer request - which has been rejected by the club.

It is understood he is unlikely to travel to Turin tomorrow with the squad ahead of the Europa League match against Juventus.

Manager Roberto Mancini apparently made that decision before the weekend, knowing the game was a dead rubber, with City and Lech Poznan already through to the next stage of the tournament and Juventus eliminated.

City do not have a Premier League match until next Monday when they face Everton at Eastlands.