He has hinted recently that he wants to stay â€“ but his comments on an Argentine talk show will not go down well with Mancunians proud of their cityâ€™s heritage and culture.
The Sunday Mirror says Tevez was being interviewed by Susana Gimenez â€“ Argentinaâ€™s equivalent of Oprah Winfrey â€“ when he was informed that South American model Evangelina Anderson has just bought a villa in Marbella.
His response was: â€śYes but Marbella is different from Manchester. You can buy a holiday house in Marbella, but Iâ€™m never going back to Manchester, not even on holiday, not for anything.
â€śOf course I would buy a house in Marbella.
â€śThe weather, everything. Manchester has nothing.
â€śFor example in Marbella you can buy a house by the beach, relax there and later you can go there on holiday and everything.
â€śBut a house in Manchester? On top of that a house in Manchester costs six or seven million pounds. Pounds!
â€śItâ€™s better to rent and thatâ€™s that.â€ť
Susana said â€śItâ€™s very expensive thereâ€ť and Tevez replied: â€śItâ€™s another world.â€ť
On Friday, Tevezâ€™s agent Kia Joorabchian insisted that Tevez could stay with the Blues.
Joorabchian said: â€śI think it all boils down to his family. If they feel comfortable about moving to Manchester then thereâ€™s every chance he will stay at Manchester.â€ť