Roberto Mancini wants to settle Carlos Tevez dispute

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By Daily Mail

Tevez was absent from the second string City team that drew 1-1 at Juventus to ensure that they finished top of their group in the Europa League and has not played since handing in a transfer request at the start of last week.

In the spotlight: Carlos Tevez (right) jokes with team-mates during training on Wednesday

However, Mancini was adamant last night that Tevez will play on Monday and will tell the 26-year-old that his future must be settled once and for all over the coming few days.

The City manager said: 'When I arrive at the training ground, I will speak with Carlos.

'Will he play on Monday? Yes, why not?

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'He recovered and rested today, so he will play on Monday. He has trained well since Tuesday and he doesn't have a problem.

'On Monday, we have a very difficult game and I want all of my players to be there, 100 per cent.

'I haven't had this situation before, but it can happen at any club in England or Italy.

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'It is important I speak to him. I want to understand what he wants to do because I think this can finish in the next two days. It's important that it can finish quickly.'

Mancini is yet to decide whether to give the captaincy to someone else for Monday's game.

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail