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Corinthians building marketing plan around Man City captain Tevez

Corinthians are ready to build their marketing campaign around Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez.

City have told Corinthians they can have Tevez - but not for their opening offer of £37 million.

They have been hunting for a big name since Brazil legend Ronaldo announced his retirement in February.

The 34-year-old's astronomical wages were paid by cutting deals with sponsors and Corinthians' head of marketing Luiz Paulo Rosenberg believes Tevez would have similar appeal to the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year.

"Nothing excites the marketing department more than Tevez," said Rosenberg.

"Ronaldo was like the perfect wife you always wanted. Tevez is a returning Argentine lover, it's very exciting.

"There is a gap in the budget since Ronaldo left. I'm hoping we can make this work, but it takes two to tango."

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