22 Jul 2011

Tevez still confident of move to South America

8:02 am on 22 July 2011

The Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is unfazed by the collapse of his transfer to Brazilian football side Corinthians and is expecting fresh bids from further clubs.

The Argentine international is seeking to engineer a move away from City, reportedly desperate to join a club in South America to be closer to his family.

The 27-year-old appeared to be close to having his prayers answered in the form of a STG40 million ($NZ 75.5 million) transfer to Corinthians before the Brazilian club pulled out of this week saying they did not have enough time to wrap up the deal.

However Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian says the player is not "overly worried" by the setback, believing that it was only a matter of time before other clubs entered the frame.

According to reports in British media, Tevez' Corinthians move faltered after City failed to receive bank guarantees for the transfer fee discussed.

However Joorabchian insisted the deal broke down because Corinthians were unable to process it before the closure of the Brazilian transfer window.