Real Madrid to sit out battle for want-away Man City captain Tevez

Real Madrid face sitting out the race for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

Real Madrid face sitting out the race for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

Jose Mourinho has made little secret of his desire to sign a centre‑forward but is unlikely to make a move for Tevez.

The Guardian says Tevez's situation does present Madrid with an opportunity to satisfy the demands of the manager and the criteria of the president. But there is another stumbling block: Madrid simply do not have the money to pay a transfer fee that could be in the region of €30m or pay for another huge salary.

The club have insisted to Mourinho that, if necessary, both Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo can help to resolve the striking shortage.

 
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