Top-flight giants are in need of a replacement for the now departed Tevez.
Manchester City have returned to Sevilla with a view to signing in-demand front man Alvaro Negredo, according to reports in Spanish sports daily AS.
The prolific Spain international had been expected to join fellow Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid when the summer transfer window reopened at the start of this month, with the capital club themselves in desperate need of a new striker following the big-money departure of Colombia international Radamel Falcao to AS Monaco earlier this year.
However, the Andalusians have reportedly grown weary of Atletico’s continued renegotiations over a transfer fee for the Spain international, who hit 31 goals in just 42 matches in all competitions for Sevilla last season, including 25 strikes in only 36 Liga contests.
And now the Spaniards look set to do a deal with big-spending City instead, with new Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini known to currently be on the look-out for a new attacker at Eastlands next season following the recent departure of Carlos Tevez to Juventus.