Manchester United is rapidly reaching a point of no return when it comes to securing the services of Carlos Tevez, a man who is apparently in negotiations with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in England, as well as, according to Sky Sports, two unnamed clubs from Spain and Italy.
A report in the Manchester Evening News indicates that United has almost lost patience with the Argentine, who has apparently not responded positively to personal telephone calls from United boss Sir Alex Ferguson asking him to reconsider his decision to leave.
Tevez feels that he has been treated shabbily by United, in a season when he spent much of his time frustrated on the bench, but the club is now seemingly annoyed that the complex transfer saga is dragging on with no apparent end in sight.
The Red Devils were hoping that Tevez would decide his future within days of his season ending after Argentina's international with Bolivia, but his "owner" MSI and the player have allowed the process to continue uncertainly for too long, according to the Evening News, and United is almost ready to wash its hands of the player.
United is reportedly willing to pay the $42 million demanded by MSI for Tevez, and have offered very generous personal terms, to no avail.
Local rival Manchester City was reported as having offered Tevez a 75 percent increase on his Old Trafford salary, with a reported $230,000 a week after tax on the table.