PSG chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi has today claimed that the club had agreed a deal with Manchester City for the transfer of Carlos Tevez last January, only for Tevez’s wage demands to scupper the deal.
After the infamous bust-up with Mancini in Munich, it was no secret that Tevez was available for transfer at the right price but it seems his reluctance to take a pay-cut may have been the stumbling block to a move away from the club.
Al-Khelaifi told Germany’s Sportbild:
If the transfer was not sorted out, it was not because he didn’t want to come, but because we didn’t accept his wage demands.
He wanted to come. We don’t pay too big wages to our players. Last winter Carlos Tevez asked too much and didn’t match the club’s philosophy. So we refused.