Before deciding on how to deal with controversial Argentinean Carlos Tevez, Manchester City's legal team will have an in depth look at the striker's contract. As condemnation of the 27-year-old's apparent refusal to play against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night has mounted City have taken advantage of a planned day off for their first-team squad to take stock of the situation.

The club are determined to ensure any action will not be the subject of appeals by Tevez, although chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak will have the final say.

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