Juventus join race to sign Carlos Tevez claim Corinthians

Corinthians president Andres Sanchez claims Juventus have entered the race to sign Carlos Tevez but insists his own club will not increase their offer for the want-away Argentinian.

City turned down a £40million bid from Corinthians for Tevez earlier this week, with the club believed to be holding out for £50m for a player who finished as joint top scorer in the Barclays Premier League last season with 20 goals.

Tevez's advisor, Kia Joorabchian, insisted this week that a deal with Corinthians remains "close", however, with the player himself keen on a return to the club he previously represented between January 2005 and August 2006.

Juventus' reported interest might be viewed as the trigger for a bidding war, but Sanchez is unwilling to engage the Italian club and is adamant the offer on the table will remain unchanged.

"I will do everything possible so that he can join us but I will not increase the offer by a cent," Sanchez told Brazilian sports newspaper Lance.

"Our offer stands until next year.

"City have an offer of 52million euros (£45.6m) from Juventus, but Tevez does not want to remain in Europe.

"I still dream of the possibility [of signing him] but it depends on Manchester City, and the player's decision means a lot."

Sanchez moved for the Argentina international after being alerted by Tevez's admission earlier this month that he wished to leave City for the sake of his family, with his two children based in Argentina.

The 27-year-old, who has previously played for West Ham and Manchester United, is under contract at City until June 2014.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before