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City reject Tevez transfer request

sports Updated: Dec 13, 2010 01:15 IST
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Manchester City rejected on Sunday a written transfer request by captain Carlos Tevez. The 26-year-old Argentine international has endured a rocky relationship with manager Roberto Mancini and is understood to be homesick and is not happy being so far away from his two daughters, who live in Argentina.

Tevez has scored 33 goals in 50 Premier League games since joining from Manchester United last summer but of late his relationship with Mancini has appeared to sour which burst out into the open when he was replaced after scoring the only goal against Bolton.

However, the club - rejected his request and expressed their displeasure at his move. “The club remains disappointed by this situation and particularly with the actions of Carlos’ representative,” said a Manchester City statement. renegotiate and improve his playing contract as well as more recently a request to extend that contract by another year.

“However, in line with the club’s policy of not negotiating playing contracts mid-season, it has not been granted.”

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