Carlos Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian has said that Manchester United have not offered the Argentine personal terms.
Sir Alex Ferguson claimed after United's 2-1 win over Wigan that: ''David Gill has had a good meeting and I have spoken to him. We have given him an offer and we hope he accepts. The problem is we are not negotiating with a football club.''
But Joorabchian has been quick to counter Ferguson's claims, insisting that despite a meeting with United chief executive David Gill nothing had been offered to Tevez.
Tevez is owned by a third-party offshore group, rather than a football club, and he has only been on loan at Old Trafford for the last two seasons.
Now the Red Devils are apparently keen to finalise a permanent deal, but are believed to be baulking at the near-£30m asking price, with Manchester City and Liverpool showing interest.
"We actually have not had any offer for Carlos, no offers for personal terms for Carlos," he told Sky Sports News."I had a chat with David Gill, we had a meeting but no offer was made to Carlos."
Joorabchian insisted that United already know the deal they need to do in order to make Tevez's deal permanent.
"Two years ago when the deal was made, the deal was that he was on loan for two years and Manchester United had the option to purchase," he continued.
"If they decided to purchase him they would offer him a permanent contract and the terms of the contract were fixed within the paperwork, therefore at any point in the two years they could do so within the terms agreed by United and us, as long as Carlos agreed.
"The contract that was agreed with United excludes all Bosman etc and that is clear, they are probably the biggest club in the world and I don't think they would breach any contract."