Carlos Tevez could return to play for Manchester City.

In a remarkable climbdown, Tevez's advisor, Kia Joorabchian, has admitted the former City skipper will have no choice but to return to Manchester if a move cannot be agreed.

"[City manager Roberto] Mancini has been very clear that he doesn't want Carlos in the first-team," said Joorabchian.

"Carlos is going to have to come back, pick up his money and play with the reserves.

"He's not that type of player who wants to walk around the club with that hanging over his head, though."