The Argentinian looks bound to Turin.
The ongoing saga surrounding the future destination of Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez seems to have taken a favourable step towards Juventus, with the Serie A champions holding first reserve on the striker, according to Tuttosport.
The Argentinian has also been linked with a move to fellow Italian giants AC Milan, but Juve chief executive Beppe Moratta expected to travel to the Etihad Stadium to tie up the deal in the near future, with the club in daily contact with City currently.
La Bianconeri have moved into the driving seat to land the 29-year-old after success in Italy over the past two seasons – winning the league twice – is coupled with the fact the club will offer Tevez wages of £4.7m-a-year.
The Argentina international and former City captain had a fairly quiet season at Eastlands compared to his usual Premier League standard, scoring 11 times and providing 13 assists in 34 top flight matches.
Tevez has moved increasingly down the pecking order at the Etihad ever since the substitution debacle against Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League and new manager Manuel Pellegrini is believed to want the forward off the books to allow new signings to arrive.
Since a £25.5m move from West Ham United in 2009 Tevez has shown moments of brilliance – 43 Premier League goals in his first two seasons – and times of being an expensive liability.
Yet despite a somewhat chequered past at City Juve boss Antonio Conte is still clearly interested in the striker and is aiming to bring him to Serie A to improve an already impressive squad.
The Turin outfit managed to defend their domestic title in 2013, but in the Champions League they still suffered at the hands of Bayern and the introduction of Tevez will be used to add experience at the club.