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Man City chiefs know £100M needed to take Tevez away

Any interested club would have to cough up £100 million to sign Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez.

The Mirror says Tevez dreams of moving to Real Madrid, Barcelona or one of the Milan giants to be reunited with his family, who currently live in Argentina.

However, City are adamant they do not want to sell their skipper and would want a fee of around £50million if they were forced to admit they could no longer hang on to him.

The Blues feel that is the going rate for a world-class striker such as Tevez, after Chelsea splashed out that much to buy Liverpool's Fernando Torres in January.

Tevez, 27, is an even hotter property than Torres as he has been the Premier League's top scorer over the last two seasons, bagging 43 goals in 66 appearances.

Tevez is understood to be paid around £250,000-a-week at Eastlands, which would set back any prospective buyer a cool £48million over the length of a four-year contract.

The £100m transfer package means Tevez's dream clubs would either be unable or unwilling to afford him - which is partly why City are relaxed about his latest claims from Argentina that he isn't coming back.

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