AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani was convinced they were going to sign Manchester City rebel Carlos Tevez yesterday.

Speaking to Milan Channel after the news was confirmed, Galliani reflected on the day's events and what the future may hold.

"At 18:30 I was convinced that Tevez would join us," the 67-year-old mused. "We were very close.

"The day today was still very important because we have solved some misunderstandings born in recent days with City. Relations with the English club are much improved, but…patience…life goes on.

"Will Tevez stay at City? I don't know what will happen in these last few days of the transfer window. The market will reopen in four months - we'll see.

"Tevez was ready to fly to Italy. It's a shame. I would like to publicly thank him for waiting. We will talk to City again in June."