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Friday, January 27, 2012

AC Milan end chase for Carlos Tevez - loan Maxi Lopez instead

AC Milan have have dropped out of the running to sign Argentina striker Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.

The Italian club, who set a 1800 GMT Friday deadline to secure a deal, have instead signed Maxi Lopez from Catania on loan.

Tevez has not played for City since they beat Birmingham on 21 September. Man City boss Roberto Mancini alleged he refused to come off the substitutes' bench in September's Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich, while the player maintained there had been a misunderstanding.

Tevez remains sulking in Argentina and his dispute with Manchester City has so far cost the Argentine player £9.3m in wages, fines and lost bonuses. His advisor Kia Joorabchian does not expect any change until the next transfer window in June.

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