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PSG coach Ancelotti wants to close deal for Tevez

PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti is eager to see a deal done for Manchester City rebel Carlos Tevez.

Tevez is in talks with PSG over a move to France.

Ancelotti discussed the prospect of signing Tevez on Thursday and was keen to be cautious.

He said at a PSG press conference: "Everyone knows that we want a striker.

"Carlos Tevez - it's a great opportunity for us to have a great striker.

"Today Tevez isn't playing for Manchester City, but he wants to play. Today, nothing is done. We have to talk with the player, and with Manchester City. We hope to find a good solution."

Ancelotti is staying out of negotiations, explaining: "I haven't had him on the phone, not him or his agent. It's (director of football) Leonardo who is looking after that."

Should Tevez sign for the French giants, Ancelotti is convinced he would soon be ready for first-team duty, despite his long stretch without a competitive match.

"Tevez isn't a problem. He is a great player. In 15 days he could get back into great physical condition," Ancelotti said.

"If Tevez doesn't come, we have the possibility of buying another striker. In January it's harder to get players. And at the end of the month, the transfer window is over. I look forward to it ending, because I am very stressed."

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