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Tevez "close" to £40m Brazilian return, says Joorabchian

Corinthians have contacted City with an offer to bring Tevez back to Brazil, according to reports.

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WANTAWAY MAN CITY striker Carlos Tevez is on the brink of a return to Brazilian club Corinthians, according to reports.

The Sao Paolo side, who signed the Argentinian international from Boca Juniors for almost £14m in 2005, contacted City with a £40m bid after they became aware of the player’s growing desire to be close to his family in Argentina.

In an exclusive interview with ESPN Brazil, Tevez’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, said that the deal was “close” to completion, with the ball now firmly in the Manchester club’s court.

“Corinthians made the offer, and now it only depends on Manchester City,” Joorabchian said.

“They have to make their decision. Everybody is working to make this happen – me, Corinthians, Tevez, Adrian Ruocco [one of Tevez's other representatives].

It is impossible to determine the situation, but I think it’s close.

Tevez, who has scored 53 goals in 86 games since joining the Eastlands outfit in September 2009, told City of his desire to leave in a statement last week.

“Living without my children in Manchester has been incredibly challenging for me,” he said. “Everything I do, I do for my daughters.”

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