Milan unmoved over loan for Tevez
AC Milan remain interested in Carlos Tevez but reports in Italy claim they still only want him on loan with the right to buy later.
The Argentina striker demonstrated he is back to his best with a superb hat-trick against Norwich City on Saturday to re-ignite Manchester City's Premier League title challenge.
But Tevez's previous behaviour, and his classless golf-swing celebration, have done little to endear him to fans and officials of the club who are fully aware that the ex-United striker is viewed as football's foremost mercenary.
Milan tried to sign Tevez in January but vice president Adriano Galliani failed to conclude a deal when he flew over for talks with Tevez's agent in London.
City do not want to let the striker go on the cheap as they battle to fall into line with Uefa's Financial Fair Play, but they know that they cannot keep an unhappy Tevez at the club next season after the events of this year.
Milan believe they can net another bargain as they did with Robinho, paying £15m for the Brazilian less than two years after he joined City for over twice that fee.