Date: 9th July 2007 at 1:34pm
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United are set to sign Carlos Tevez, according to none other than Sir Alex Ferguson himself.

Many sources claimed during the weekend that a deal has been completed to sign Carlos Tevez from West Ham United. So far, no official confirmation has arrived from the club but now the Boss himself spoke.

‘We are in negotiations, which has been well documented,’ the official site, www.manutd.com qoutes him, speaking at the press conference to unveil Hargreaves and Nani.

‘Maurice Watkins has been working on it for a month, maybe more, to make sure the deal is perfectly clear and there are no side issues.

‘To be honest I thought it would have all been sorted by the weekend just gone. It must be the Premier League that is holding it up.

‘From what David and Maurice said everything was ready to go. Unless something’s being held back from us, I don’t know of anything that’s holding it up.

‘The essential parts of the deal are all agreed, hopefully it will be finalised soon.’


OK guys, we’ll close the poll – Tevez said he wanted to join us, Fergie said we are close to sign him so it’s certain now that we buy a world-class striker who starred in Argentina’s demolition of Peru in the quarter-final of the Copa America.

Any thoughts on the matter? Are you happy?