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Reports: Juventus to buy Carlos Tevez

Reports out of England’s Sky Sports and others indicate that Juventus and Manchester City have agreed on a transfer fee for striker Carlos Tevez. The Old Lady of Italian Football will reportedly pay around £10m to the Citizens for the 29-year-old Argentina international with some additional bonus payments also agreed.

Rumors that Tevez was on his way out at City have swirled ever since Tevez’s public refusal to enter the game during a 2011 Champions League match with Bayern Munich.  In the time since Tevez has been linked to a return to Boca Juniors, a transfer to AC Milan, a transfer back to Corinthians in Brazil, and a number of other wild rumors.  Tevez was fined and suspended following the incident.

Tevez though has been a quality striker for Manchester City since arriving at the club in the 2009 transfer window.  He scored 74 goals in 148 appearances for the club.  He helped the team end a long trophy drought with an FA Cup Triumph in 2011, and the EPL title in 2012.

Tevez joins Juve, who are coming off back to back Scudettos (Serie A championships).  Juventus features an outstanding defense, and adding a striker like Tevez can only strengthen the Old Lady as they have addressed a major weakness going forward.

Reports out of Italy (and Canada), indicate that Tevez has already agreed to wages with Juve.  He is reportedly on his way to Italy to take a medical, which would be the final piece before making this move official.

With the sale of Tevez, look now for City to look to purchase another striker on the transfer market as they have only Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko lined up for the position for next season.

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