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EPL 2008-09 Season: Fergie Admits Impasse In Tevez Talks

Posted on: November 16, 2008

LONDON: Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Manchester United have yet to broker a deal with Carlos Tevez’s representatives over a permanent contract for the Argentine striker.

The former West Ham star, whose two-year loan at United expires in June 2009, has been linked with a January move to Real Madrid following knee surgery that will rule Ruud van Nistelrooy out until next season.

Tevez has made it clear to United that he wants to stay at Old Trafford and wrap up a long-term deal, despite his recent inability to claim a starting spot in Ferguson’s team.

United are due to pay Tevez’s owners, MSI, STG22 million (RM118 million) to seal a permanent move, on top of two payments of STG5 million to secure the player’s signing on loan for this season and last.

But despite the speculation surrounding Tevez, Ferguson, admits both parties are still keen to thrash out a contract for the player.
He said: “There is no change regarding Carlos, but negotiations like this are always protracted and that’s the situation we find ourselves in with Carlos’ agent.

“David Gill (United chief executive) has been talking to him quite a lot, but there is nothing to report.”

Doubts over whether Tevez has a long-term future at Old Trafford have grown in the wake of Dimitar Berbatov’s August arrival at the club.

Since then it has become apparent that Ferguson wants to build his attacking line-up around the Bulgarian with Wayne Rooney currently his preferred partner.

Ferguson has also dismissed suggestions that United are close to offering Cristiano Ronaldo a new contract by insisting that the European champions are “happy” with the remaining length of the player’s current deal.

With Real Madrid expected to renew efforts to sign Ronaldo next year, it is likely that United will open talks over a new deal with the Portuguese forward at the end of the season.

At that stage, he will have three years left to run on his STG120,000-a-week deal, but Ferguson admitted recently that the summer of 2009 will be a “key” stage of Ronaldo’s contract.

Yet despite Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, being spotted at Old Trafford last week, Ferguson insists that the player’s current deal does not require urgent renewal.

Ferguson said: “I don’t know what other clubs pay their players, but he (Ronaldo) is very well paid by us and quite rightly.

“He deserves to be paid tremendous amounts. All the players that are well paid deserve it because they are great players.” — AFP

New Straits Times

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EPL 2008-09 Season: Fergie Admits Impasse In Tevez Talks

Posted on: November 16, 2008

LONDON: Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Manchester United have yet to broker a deal with Carlos Tevez’s representatives over a permanent contract for the Argentine striker.

The former West Ham star, whose two-year loan at United expires in June 2009, has been linked with a January move to Real Madrid following knee surgery that will rule Ruud van Nistelrooy out until next season.

Tevez has made it clear to United that he wants to stay at Old Trafford and wrap up a long-term deal, despite his recent inability to claim a starting spot in Ferguson’s team.

United are due to pay Tevez’s owners, MSI, STG22 million (RM118 million) to seal a permanent move, on top of two payments of STG5 million to secure the player’s signing on loan for this season and last.

But despite the speculation surrounding Tevez, Ferguson, admits both parties are still keen to thrash out a contract for the player.
He said: “There is no change regarding Carlos, but negotiations like this are always protracted and that’s the situation we find ourselves in with Carlos’ agent.

“David Gill (United chief executive) has been talking to him quite a lot, but there is nothing to report.”

Doubts over whether Tevez has a long-term future at Old Trafford have grown in the wake of Dimitar Berbatov’s August arrival at the club.

Since then it has become apparent that Ferguson wants to build his attacking line-up around the Bulgarian with Wayne Rooney currently his preferred partner.

Ferguson has also dismissed suggestions that United are close to offering Cristiano Ronaldo a new contract by insisting that the European champions are “happy” with the remaining length of the player’s current deal.

With Real Madrid expected to renew efforts to sign Ronaldo next year, it is likely that United will open talks over a new deal with the Portuguese forward at the end of the season.

At that stage, he will have three years left to run on his STG120,000-a-week deal, but Ferguson admitted recently that the summer of 2009 will be a “key” stage of Ronaldo’s contract.

Yet despite Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, being spotted at Old Trafford last week, Ferguson insists that the player’s current deal does not require urgent renewal.

Ferguson said: “I don’t know what other clubs pay their players, but he (Ronaldo) is very well paid by us and quite rightly.

“He deserves to be paid tremendous amounts. All the players that are well paid deserve it because they are great players.” — AFP

New Straits Times

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EPL 2008-09 Season: Fergie Admits Impasse In Tevez Talks

Posted on: November 16, 2008

LONDON: Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Manchester United have yet to broker a deal with Carlos Tevez’s representatives over a permanent contract for the Argentine striker.

The former West Ham star, whose two-year loan at United expires in June 2009, has been linked with a January move to Real Madrid following knee surgery that will rule Ruud van Nistelrooy out until next season.

Tevez has made it clear to United that he wants to stay at Old Trafford and wrap up a long-term deal, despite his recent inability to claim a starting spot in Ferguson’s team.

United are due to pay Tevez’s owners, MSI, STG22 million (RM118 million) to seal a permanent move, on top of two payments of STG5 million to secure the player’s signing on loan for this season and last.

But despite the speculation surrounding Tevez, Ferguson, admits both parties are still keen to thrash out a contract for the player.
He said: “There is no change regarding Carlos, but negotiations like this are always protracted and that’s the situation we find ourselves in with Carlos’ agent.

“David Gill (United chief executive) has been talking to him quite a lot, but there is nothing to report.”

Doubts over whether Tevez has a long-term future at Old Trafford have grown in the wake of Dimitar Berbatov’s August arrival at the club.

Since then it has become apparent that Ferguson wants to build his attacking line-up around the Bulgarian with Wayne Rooney currently his preferred partner.

Ferguson has also dismissed suggestions that United are close to offering Cristiano Ronaldo a new contract by insisting that the European champions are “happy” with the remaining length of the player’s current deal.

With Real Madrid expected to renew efforts to sign Ronaldo next year, it is likely that United will open talks over a new deal with the Portuguese forward at the end of the season.

At that stage, he will have three years left to run on his STG120,000-a-week deal, but Ferguson admitted recently that the summer of 2009 will be a “key” stage of Ronaldo’s contract.

Yet despite Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, being spotted at Old Trafford last week, Ferguson insists that the player’s current deal does not require urgent renewal.

Ferguson said: “I don’t know what other clubs pay their players, but he (Ronaldo) is very well paid by us and quite rightly.

“He deserves to be paid tremendous amounts. All the players that are well paid deserve it because they are great players.” — AFP

New Straits Times

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