Manchester City's Tevez shoots at goal past Liverpool's Carragher during their English Premier League soccer match at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester.
Manchester City's Tevez shoots at goal past Liverpool's Carragher during their English Premier League soccer match at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester.

The agent of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has dismissed reports purporting to a potential move back to South America by claiming the much-maligned Argentine wants to remain in Europe.

The former Manchester City star has refused to return to the club's Carrington training base following his unauthorised return to Buenos Aires last month, and Roberto Mancini has made it clear the 27-year-old has played his final match for the club.

Various reports have suggested Tevez could engineer a move back to Corinthians next month, but the Manchester City star's agent suggests the former Manchester United striker wishes to remain in Europe for the foreseeable future.

AC Milan recently confirmed their interest in the player ahead of his rumoured loan exit from Manchester City in January, and following Roberto Mancini's public criticism of the 27-year-old on Tuesday, Tevez looks almost certain to leave the club next month.

"A return to Brazil? It's a possibility but for the time being he wants to play in Europe," The Manchester City striker's agent told The Sun.

"He is training intensely. In January he wants to return to have a starring role and play in a great club."

In regards to a possible loan move to the San Siro in January, Joorabchian intimated it was a distinct possibility for the want-away Manchester City forward but that there was more than one Serie A club interested.

"Milan is a great club but there are other Italian clubs that have also requested information," Joorabchian concluded.