Carlos Tevez has admitted he wants to stay Manchester United.
The Argentina striker is on loan deal with United that expires in the summer and so far there has been no agreement reached for Tevez to sign a permanent deal, with United officials believed to be reluctant to pay a £30m transfer ‘fee’ for the player.
Real Madrid are believed to be monitoring the situation closely, while a number of other top clubs would be ready to step in if Tevez indicated he had no future with the Red Devils.
However, the 24-year-old is hopeful that he does not have to leave.
”My loan deal ends in June but I cannot think of any team except United,” Tevez told Sport Magazine. ”The United fans love me and my family is very happy, both in Manchester and in England.
”My thoughts are only about winning titles with United, and if this happens then I hope I will still be here next season.
”I do not want to play with any other team. I always follow my heart, and my heart is telling me it will be impossible for me to leave English football.”
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson would like Tevez to stay, although he is reluctant to match the £30million fee negotiated with the South American’s advisor Kia Joorabchian.
Tevez also revealed that his relationship with Ferguson is healthy, despite the number of occasions he has been omitted from the starting line-up this season.
”He is always the boss,” revealed Tevez. ”There is never any doubt who is in charge, but he is also a gentleman. From the moment I arrived, he has treated me with respect as a person.
”His greatest quality is that, for him, there are no star players – everyone is equal, whether they cost many millions or are a young player who hasn’t played many times for the team.
”When I see him work he reminds me of Carlos Bianchi, who was my coach at Boca Juniors in Argentina. Both have had a big influence on my career, and both know how to treat people.”