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Tevez issues warning to Man Utd

Carlos Tevez
Tevez arrived at Old Trafford from West Ham in 2007

Carlos Tevez has reiterated his desire to stay at Manchester United but warned he will leave if his ongoing contract negotiations are not sorted out.

The 24-year-old striker's current deal ends after this season and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

"I want to stay but the club have not made any offer. I've been waiting for a year and a half," the Argentine told Radio del Plata in Buenos Aires.

"If a club comes to me and offers me a five-year deal, I will accept it."

He also criticised United manager Sir Alex Ferguson over reports suggesting Tevez had rejected a new contract offer at Old Trafford.

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"I didn't like him saying I didn't like the offer I was made because neither my agent nor me were given one," stated Tevez.

"I don't know anything on my future. United know what they must pay if they want me to stay.

"I want everybody to know no offer has been made. I don't like that they are playing with our fans, who show their love to me in each match.

"I will sign my last contract and then I figure that I'll go back to Boca Juniors. That could be in four or five years."

But Tevez's adviser Kia Joorabchian tried to dampen down speculation of a rift with Ferguson.

"Carlos doesn't have a problem with Sir Alex and has never had a fight with him," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"All of this is being created around the simple story that Carlos wanted to put it straight to the fans that he wasn't being difficult and that he hadn't sat down for talks."

However Joorabchian remained non-commital as to whether Tevez would be a United player for the start of the next season.

"It's very hard to predict," said Joorabchian. "It's football. Things change by the minute, by the hour. It's not a no. You never know."

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