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Adriano Galliani: Milan Have A Deal In Place For Carlos Tevez

AC Milan have confirmed a deal with Carlos Tevez, but it remains to be seen how Manchester City will react.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 08: Carlos Tevez of Argentina's national football team laughs as he walks off the pitch during a team training session on June 8, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 08: Carlos Tevez of Argentina's national football team laughs as he walks off the pitch during a team training session on June 8, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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It was reported earlier in the week that the infamous agent for Carlos Tevez, Kia Joorabchian, was in Milan for talks with last year's Serie A champions. Today, Adriano Galliani, vice-president of AC Milan, announced that a deal was in place to bring Tevez to the club. While the Argentine seeks an escape from Manchester City, and Roberto Mancini thinks he'll be happy in Italy, the powers that be back in England still must approve the proposed deal.

Which, of course, is always a tricky issue. With the way Manchester City splash out on players, and the hefty wages they put out, negotiation is a minefield. But Galliani insists that Carlitos has agreed to a wage cut, and if he's just sitting in the stands at Manchester, why not let him go for a reduced rate?

The other question that will need to be addressed is: what on earth are Milan going to do with Tevez? They're already stuck stroking Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ego -- will they have any energy left over to coddle Tevez? Where does this leave the likes of Alexandre Pato and, to a lesser degree, Robinho?