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Tevez likely to stay

Carlos Tevez is likely to stay at Manchester City as he seeks to bring his family over from Argentina, according to his representative.

Tevez not keen on Manchester
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Tevez, who submitted a transfer request in December, had been expected to leave Eastlands this summer and recently told an Argentinean TV programme that he does not enjoy life in North-West England.

However, amid reports that Tevez has been told he will be allowed to return to Argentina on a free transfer if he stays another two years, agent Kia Joorabchian has now claimed the forward is hoping to resolve his personal problems and stay at Eastlands.

"I don't think speculation about Carlos leaving is fair at the moment," Joorabchian told the Daily Star Sunday. "I don't think money is a consideration. Maybe it's a case of his family coming over to him. That's something he's trying to sort out.

"I'm sure in the next week he will sort the family issue out. Once he does, he will announce it and everyone will be in a better place."

He added: "Carlos has always had a goal. The goal was that City needed to get into the Champions League and win a trophy, and they won a trophy and achieved that goal. Now that has given him a tremendous feeling. He held that trophy with a lot of pride.

"If you look at the team they are going to get stronger and stronger and, if Carlos stays, they would be my favourite to win the title. I'm sure that will be a factor in his mind and, the fact that City fans have embraced him, will count for a lot along with his great relationship with the supporters.

"I think all these factors will be positives for him to stay. Carlos has not made any decision to move. We have not asked to leave the club."

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