United hold Tevez talks

Image: Tevez: Wanted by Ferguson

Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Carlos Tevez has been offered a permanent deal.

Fergie claims Argentine has been offered terms at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Carlos Tevez has been offered a permanent deal at Old Trafford. The Argentina star's two-year loan with the defending Premier League and European champions is due to expire at the end of the season and he has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City. But Ferguson has always maintained that he is keen to keep the 25-year-old in his attacking armoury, and the Scot has stated that chief executive David Gill is working to push a deal through. After watching substitute Tevez - who is owned by Media Sports Investment - score United's equaliser as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Wigan on Wednesday, the Red Devils boss has said that the forward has been offered terms. "He is a fantastic little player. He knows I want him to stay," Ferguson told Sky Sports 1 when asked about the former West Ham player, who has been rumoured to be unhappy with a lack of first-team football.

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"I have had a chat with him today. David Gill has had some meetings today and it has progressed, I'm sure, further. "We hope we get what we want to get. I'm sorry to have to keep on with this all the time, but it has never changed." Ferguson believes that the stumbling block in a permanent deal has been the fact that business is being conducted with Media Sports Investment. "We are not negotiating with a football club, that is the problem," he added. "I think Carlos himself is okay. I think the terms he has been offered are good."

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