• Argentinian striker to wear iconic No10 shirt at Juventus
• 'Juventus wanted me more than Milan,' says Tevez
Carlos Tevez's £7.6m transfer from Manchester City to Juventus was completed on Wednesday evening, with the striker to wear the iconic No10 shirt worn by Alessandro Del Piero and Michel Platini. The Argentinian, who has signed a three-year deal, revealed that he turned down Milan as Juventus "wanted me the most".
Tevez took a medical after his personal terms were signed off. "I'm really happy to be here at Juve," Tevez told Sky Sport Italia. "It's a really big satisfaction for me. I will tell the rest in the press conference – but Juventus wanted me more than Milan."
City have already made a combined £47m outlay for Fernandinho and Jesus Navas this summer but with Roque Santa Cruz, Wayne Bridge, Kolo Touré and now Tevez all being removed from the wage bill, the club has freed enough finance to spend considerably in the market.
City are minded to consider a forward only of a lesser status than Napoli's Edinson Cavani or Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski. This may change because other than Sergio Agüero, the manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has only Edin Dzeko as a recognised frontline striker. Dzeko he has failed to hold down a starting berth since his £27m move in January 2011.
City do have John Guidetti on their books but the 21-year-old Swede is still injured and may not be included in the Premier League squad for next season.
Meanwhile City appear to have lost the race with Real Madrid to sign Spanish Under-21 midfielder Isco from Pellegrini's former club Málaga, with Real president Florentino Pérez declaring that he will be presented as their player next week.