Date: 17th September 2008 at 12:09pm
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Carlos Tevez will sign a permanent deal next summer which is good news but also means we won’t make any major signings.

“Ever since I first came here I would like to have signed a permanent contract,” Tevez said.

“I had very happy season last year and I would be very pleased if a permanent contract was put in front of me. I`d sign it without any doubt.”

He will get his wish next summer, according to Fergie.

“As I understand it, it will happen at the end of the season. There is no doubt in my mind that Carlos will be here next season and signing the contract.”

That means parting with about Ł30M which is great money but money well spent in the case of Carlos Tevez. But it also means that no big signings will arrive – only if we sell Cristiano Ronaldo which looks likely.

I do not say it’s a bad thing: this squad needs no big names, maybe only some backup players for the back four and perhaps a winger. I’m not fussed if no ‘stars’ come.