Carlos Tevez will quit Europe in three years

Last updated : 06 June 2011 By Daily Mail

Manchester City's owner Sheik Mansour wants the club captain to stay at Eastlands after helping them win the FA Cup, the club's first silverware since 1976, and inspiring them to a Champions League place.

Although Tevez is ready to stay at City, he does have other offers and Juventus, as Sportsmail revealed last month, have made an attempt to sign him.

Goodbye for good? Tevez's future at City remains undecided

The 27-year-old will have no hesitation about returning to South America in 2014 to be with his little girls, Florencia and Katia, who he sees only every two to three months.

'They are growing up so fast, thousands of miles away and I'm not there to see it,' he said. 'It's hard to come home after a game to an empty house, when I'm upset or nervous, to be without them.

'That's why I will be done with Europe in three years. It's a huge effort mentally to do it but, at 31, I will be finished in Europe.

'People think I should be happy because I have everything but I can't buy time with my daughters and my family. Do you think money solves everything? It solves nothing.

'It is not easy to live in Manchester and my children to be in Buenos Aires.'

Hero worship: Tevez has helped City to silverware following his much hyped switch across Manchester

Tevez is revered by fans at City? after finishing joint top scorer in the Barclays Premier League last season with 20 goals. But he says he has no relationship with City's chief executive Garry Cook after he handed in a transfer request last Christmas over what he perceived to be broken promises.

That request was withdrawn and relations with manager Roberto Mancini have improved Tevez says the relationship between the pair is 'professional' but he has no intention of? trying to build bridges with Cook.

Homesick: Carlos Tevez misses his wife and two children who live in Argentina

'They offered me a new contract in December but I didn't want to extend it,' he said. 'At the end of the season, they offered me another new deal but at the moment I don't know whether I will accept.

'I deal with Sheik Mansour, nobody else. There are options but if I don't play for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter or AC? Milan it won't be a massive void in my life.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Mario Balotelli was shown round a crime ridden Italian inner city estate by two Mafia bosses.

The Manchester City striker, 20, was seen in Scampia, Naples, in the company of mob chiefs named as Salvatore Silvestri and Biagio Esposito, according to a leaked, secret police memo.

Balotelli is not suspected of any wrongdoing and insisted last night that he wasn't aware of the identity of his escorts.

'I had no idea who the people were, showing me around Scampia that day there were loads of people around me,' Balotelli told friends. 'I just wanted to see what the area was like as I had seen it in the film Gomorrah.'

Naplesis home to the local Mafia known as The Camorra and its members have been involved in a bloody war over the control of drug rackets in? Scampia which has left dozens of people dead.

Thearea was also the setting for the hard-hitting 2008 crime film Camorra,known as Gomorrah, which showed youngsters being initiated into clans by being shot at while wearing bullet-proof vests.

Italian job: Balotelli's agent has neither confirmed or denied the claims that he visited a Mafia town

The leaked police intelligence document emerged as part of the ongoing investigation into a betting scandal which is currently rocking Italian football but does not involve Balotelli.

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Source: Daily Mail

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