Carlos Tevez talks under way

Senior Manchester City officials met their AC Milan counterparts yesterday afternoon in a bid to establish some common ground over the transfer of Carlos Tevez.

The Serie A giants are keen for Tevez to join them but want that initial deal to be a loan, with a commitment to buy at the end of the season.

However, City have made it clear they are not interested and would only be willing to do business over a straight transfer.

Acting Blues chief executive John MacBeath led the City delegation, accompanied by football administration officer Brian Marwood at the talks in London.