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City to fine Tevez £1.5m for refusal to play - report

Meanwhile, the eccentric Argentinian striker has demanded an apology from Roberto Mancini.

Tevez has avoided the media spotlight since the controversy last month.
Tevez has avoided the media spotlight since the controversy last month.

MAN CITY STRIKER Carlos Tevez is reportedly set to receive the biggest fine in the history of British football, after it was decided that he had breached the terms of his contract.

The Independent reports that the player will have to give up the equivalent of six weeks’ wages – £1.5m, owing to his controversial behaviour.

Tevez allegedly refused to come on as a substitute during Man City’s Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich last month, and the club are currently launching an investigation into the incident.

Tevez maintains that he is innocent and has demanded that Roberto Mancini apologise for accusing him of refusing to play.

However, it is understood that all 15 players and members of staff interviewed during an internal investigation by the club back up Mancini’s version of events.

City have reportedly decided against sacking the player due to the possible legal action that the player could pursue as a result of such an action.

They plan to keep Tevez at the club until the transfer window opens and then hope to sell him for a figure in the region of £20m.

For more information, read The Independent>

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