Manchester City claim that no deal has been agreed between Carlos Tevez and AC Milan, despite reports to the contrary, and that they would not sanction a loan deal.

29724 - Milan yet to agree deal for Tevez

Sky Italia claimed that Milan have offered to take Tevez on a free loan for the rest of the season with a view to buying him for a pre-arranged price of around £20 million next summer. However, if the Italian champions do lodge an offer then they may find it is rejected out of hand.

An ESPNsoccernet source insisted: "That will not happen. The club have made it clear that there is no loan option for Tevez, so nothing seems to have moved on."

It is common knowledge that Tevez's representative, Kia Joorabchian, has been talking with Milan and that a deal is on the cards. However, no bid has been received by City, and until such time that one arrives, Milan cannot technically agree terms with a player under contract to another club.

Earlier, Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani said that City had given them permission to speak to Tevez's representatives.

"I prefer not to speak too much about Tevez," Galliani said. "Otherwise his price will go up and that is not good. Tevez is a City player. The English club has authorised us to speak to his agent but we haven't spoken directly to City yet. We don't know what City want."