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Galliani: Milan still want Tevez

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani says he still believes Carlos Tevez could join the club in January, with Catania's Maxi Lopez lined up by the Rossoneri should a deal fail to materialise.

• Milan plot revised Tevez bid

Tevez, 27, appeared on the brink of signing for Milan earlier this month but the Serie A champions pulled out of a deal after Alexandre Pato decided not to move to PSG.

However, Galliani is determined to land the wantaway Manchester City striker and a revised bid could be on the cards.

"Tevez wants Milan? We also want Tevez,'' Galliani told Milan's official website. "We shall see, there are still seven days left until the end of the transfer window.''

PSG and Milan's city rivals Inter remain in competition for Tevez's signature, though the player has reiterated his desire to move to the Rossoneri.

"I see myself only in the red and black shirt, I am hoping for Milan," Tevez is quoted by m24digital in Argentina.

Should the Tevez deal fail to go through, Milan have another striker in their sights in Catania's Argentina international Maxi Lopez, who is believed to be close to a switch to the San Siro.

"If Tevez does not arrive, then Maxi Lopez will join us,'' Galliani said. "Either one or the other, certainly not the two of them. I think he (Lopez) is already in Milan but we will now see what happens.

"His medical? We must be calm, we need to wait a few more days. Maxi Lopez is a player that interests us a lot and it's likely that he will arrive. The situation is very simple, we have an agreement with Catania and with the player.''

While Galliani insists that only either Tevez or Lopez will arrive, the latter's club claim that a deal was finalised with Milan on Monday.

"Maxi Lopez is virtually a Milan player," Catania general manager Pietro Lo Monaco told Sky Sport Italia on Monday. "We found an agreement over the last few days and everything was made formal today.

"Milan have a few things to sort out before they can make the move official. The player asked us strongly if he could join Milan and we've decided to make that happen."


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