Whilst concrete news has been hard to come by, Kia Joorabchian has certainly been keeping the press happy with a stream of quotes. Today's offering brings us the news that where it may have seemed to be a straight battle between ourselves and Chelsea, Joorabchian now hints there is a third club in the mix:
Joorabchian told Radio del Plata: "Right now we are evaluating the proposals from Manchester City, Chelsea and one other team. In the next two weeks, Carlos, Adrian (Rouco, Tevez's agent) and I will meet to sort this out. City is a club with most of the chances because they are building a big squad, but it is not a decisive point.The contract with United officially runs to until June 31 (sic) and we'll respect that. After July 1, we'll see. We may be defined in 10 days."It was speculated that the third club could be Barcelona, which is not something we have come across previously. Given that there will be nothing announced until July (when his contract with United ends), we're going to have to sit tight for at least another week.