Man City star to return for Chelsea clash

Tevez’s agent Kia Joorabchian has confirmed that the 26-year-old remains in his homeland, where is partner gave birth prematurely to their daughter.

“He’s in Buenos Aires,” Joorabchian confirmed on Sky Sports News.

“He was given leave because his baby was born prematurely, she’s in intensive care and I think the club understand that and they’ve allowed Carlos to go back home so that he can deal with his family matters.”

Joorabchian confirmed that there have been contact between Tevez and City boss Roberto Martinez: “They have exchanged messages once or twice.

“He’s never asked for any leave of absence in the past and I think when your child is in intensive care it’s a very serious matter and I think people would understand that his head would not be here.

“But he hopes to be back for the Chelsea game, he’s hoping that things will get better for both his daughter’s sake and the for the sake of the fact that he wants to get back and play.”

“The signs are very positive in terms of his daughter’s recovery,” he added.

“We’re all crossing our fingers and hoping that his daughter recovers well – that’s his main priority.

“For sure he is very focused as he always is. He was hoping to get back for Liverpool but unfortunately the situation didn’t get much better.

“But it is getting better (now) and he is keeping the club informed on a daily basis, including the manager, and hopefully he’ll be back in time for the Chelsea game.”