AC Milan expect a decision over the signing of Manchester City rebel Carlos Tevez on Friday.

Catania have agreed terms to sell them Maxi Lopez instead, but he is holed up in a hotel room waiting for news.

"Will Maxi Lopez join as well? Who knows," said vice-president Adriano Galliani as he arrived at a dinner meeting with director Ariedo Braida and Lopez's agent Andrea D'Amico.

"I will just confirm that if he doesn't arrive, then we will sign Tevez, but they are two alternative options.

"We will make a definitive decision on Friday."