The Argentine striker is on loan at Manchester United until the end of next season and a fee has already been agreed to make him a full-time player.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his desire to secure the services of Tevez long-term.

Yet Tevez revealed: "The manager has not spoken to me personally in relation to signing a permanent deal. But, obviously, I would love to sign here. This is a great club and it would be fantastic for me to stay at United on a permanent contract."