Manchester City are now discussing a swap involving Carlos Tevez for Inter Milan fullback Douglas Maicon.

Having asked after Samuel Eto'o, Mediaset says City boss Roberto Mancini has now given the green light for a deal including Maicon.

The talks are already at an advanced stage, with Maicon being 'sold' to City in a straight swap for the 12-month loan of Tevez.

A final price Inter must cough up next summer for the Argentine still needs to be ironed out.

Inter are willing to part with Maicon after swooping for Santos fullback Jonathan earlier this summer.

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