Corinthians chief Edu: We want Man City's Tevez. They've banned him for month

Corinthians chief Edu has confirmed he asked after Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez during last week's visit to England.

Corinthians chief Edu has confirmed he asked after Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez during last week's visit to England.

The former Arsenal star admits Corinthians maintain interest in Tevez - and revealed City's planned suspension for the striker.

"It is part of my job to know what is happening in different countries, looking for players who are free and who want to return home. I cannot deny that [Tevez] is one of those athletes," the director told reporters at a press conference.

"I have a great friend who works in City, Patrick Vieira. I ask questions, I want to know. Everything I did is now known by Andres [Sanchez, club president], the important people, the contacts.

"He is a player who, disregarding his state of mind, has his own value. It is difficult to talk about a price to say if he is worth it or not.

"City have said that Tevez must stay out of the club for a month. Mancini said that he does not want him back. We will hope to resolve his situation, but at the moment there is nothing too concrete."

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