Carlos Tevez is there for the taking

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are reportedly trying to convince Manchester City’s disgruntled striker Carlos Tevez to join recent signing Samuel Eto’o at the free-spending Caucasus side.

The club felt Tevez was there for the taking after his dramatic spat with City manager manager Roberto Mancini resulted in a two-week suspension for the Argentine star.

“The conditions for signing Tevez are very good,” a source at the club said.

The team’s general director German Chistyakov issued no comment but star player agent German Tkachenko said he intended to pester City until they agreed to the terms.

“Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich told us to go away 10 times before agreeing to sell Russian international Yuri Zhirkov,” said Tkachenko.

Tevez has also reportedly drawn interest from Real Madrid along with clubs from Germany and Italy.

The Caspian Sea side have become one of the sport’s most brazen poachers of pricey talent since being acquired by the Russian oil and metals magnate Suleiman Kerimov this year.

The reported talks with Manchester City come just a month after Anzhi snatched Cameroon international Eto’o from Inter Milan in what was believed to have been a $29.15 million deal.

The former lower division side have also been boosted by the additions of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winner, Roberto Carlos, and Russia international, Yuri Zhirkov.

by Buford Balony


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