Corinthians pull out of Carlos Tevez transfer

Just when it looked like Carlos Tevez would be going back to South America to be near(ish) to his daughters, Corinthians pull out of his transfer from Manchester City, leaving him high and dry, and probably still in England for the next six months.

The Brazilian giants had tabled a £40million bid for the Argentine striker, which City thought was going to relieve them of a troublesome presence (as well as pay for Sergio Aguero), but the have now pulled out, saying that they don't think that they have enough time to complete the transfer before the Brazilian transfer window closes (at 4am BST tomorrow).

'The board of Sporting Club Corinthians hereby officially announce the impossibility of hiring the Argentine striker Carlos Tevez,' read a statement from Corinthians. 'While acknowledging the efforts of Manchester City and all involved in the negotiation, more time is needed for the transfer to be achieved, given that the window to sign players from abroad closes on Wednesday, 20 July.

'We are aware of the dream our fans had of having this player at Corinthians again and we look forward to him being with us in the near future.'

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