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Carlos Tevez attends Manchester City training

Carlos Tevez
Tevez is Man City's top scorer this season with 10 goals

Manchester City's want-away striker Carlos Tevez has reported for training at Carrington on Tuesday.

City have rejected a transfer request from captain Tevez, who says he has fallen out with executives at the club.

Manager Roberto Mancini was not at training because he is already in Italy preparing for Thursday's final Europa League group match at Juventus.

Meanwhile, players' chief Gordon Taylor told BBC Sport he is "always available" to act as a mediator in the dispute.

The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association has not been approached by either the club or the player's representatives during the impasse.

However, Taylor is happy to intervene, adding: "It's part of my job - and Man City know that."

Meanwhile, Tevez and Mancini are set to hold talks over the player's future at Eastlands on Friday.

City, third in the Premier League, have been rocked by their talisman's insistence that he wants to leave because his relationship with "certain executives" have "broken down beyond repair".

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The club say they will not sell him in the January transfer window and will seek compensation for breach of contract from his agent and former 'owner' Kia Joorabchian if the 26-year-old retires or refuses to play.

The deal, which has three-and-a-half years to run, is estimated to amount to tens of millions of pounds.

Tevez missed City's 3-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday through suspension and has just returned from a break in Tenerife.

After the European trip to Turin, City host Everton on Monday before matches against Newcastle, Aston Villa and Blackpool over Christmas.



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