Tevez ponders Man City future

City are reportedly ready to offer Tevez a massive £250,000-a-week five-year contract as they try to persuade the Argentina striker to stay.

He told The People: “Will I leave the Premier League? It is possible, but I don’t have a fixed date.”

Tevez expects to be ready for the clash with rivals and former club Manchester United on Wednesday night, after having returned from treatment in his homeland Argentina.

He said: “I plan to be fully recuperated for the Manchester derby. The match is very important for me and the club.

“I have fought hard to be in good condition for that game and I’ll be ready.

“I have forgotten Ferguson. For me he is the past – if I score any goal I will celebrate.

“I do have respect but this match is very special after what happened last season.

“We all need to remain patient and retain confidence in the project at this club. We can still improve our image.”