Date: 7th January 2009 at 12:27pm
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Kia Joorabchian is talking sense why the English media try to stir up trouble. The second is no surprise, the first is. Straight, honest statements? Not what we are used to from agents.

Joorabchian is not your average agent of course: his company, Media Sports Investment still own Carlos Tevez’s registration and as United haven’t offered a permanent contract to the boy yet, things look fishy. But Joorabchian made a few things clear now: he insists that Tevez rejected no offer and that the player is happy at United.

‘It’s very hard to predict,’ Joorabchian told BBC Radio Five Live Sport.

‘It’s football. Things change by the minute, by the hour. It’s not a no. You never know.

‘All Carlos said in the interview was that it was not true, he has not rejected an offer from Manchester United, he has not made crazy demands. He just wanted the fans and the people to know that we haven’t had any contract talks.
‘That’s the bottom line. He wanted to say ‘How could I reject something if I’ve never spoken about it’?

‘Carlos has never made an issue or a problem. He doesn’t have a problem at all with Sir Alex. He’s never had a fight with Sir Alex or any arguments.

‘All of these things are being created around a simple story that Carlos wanted to put straight.’

‘He’s saying ‘I’m happy to continue doing what I do best. If I get a new contract and everything works out, fantastic. If it doesn’t, I’ll go to another club’.’


Which is fair enough. Hopefully what Joorabchian says does not only make sense but is actually true.