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Ancelotti keen on Tevez as PSG begin talks

Ancelotti keen on Tevez as PSG begin talks

Paris Saint-Germain are yet to reach an agreement with Manchester City over a transfer.

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, although the clubs have yet to reach an agreement.

After missing out on signing David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy and striker Alexandre Pato from AC Milan, big-spending PSG are still in the market for a star player.

"Everyone knows we want a striker. Carlos Tevez is a great opportunity for us to have a great striker," Ancelotti said on Thursday. "As of today, nothing has been done. We need to speak to the player, with Manchester City. We hope to find a good solution."

Ancelotti has not contacted Tevez or his advisers, saying only sporting director Leonardo is in a position to do so.

"I've not spoken to him on the telephone, neither him or his agent," Ancelotti said. "Leonardo deals with that."

The 27-year-old Tevez has not played for City since he refused to warm up during a Champions League game against Bayern Munich last September.

Inter and Milan are also in the race for Tevez, but the Serie A duo are believed to be unwilling to meet City's valuation of the striker.

"He's a great player, in two weeks he can get back into good shape," Ancelotti said, adding that PSG are also looking at other players in case Tevez does not sign.

"If Tevez doesn't come, we have the possibility to get another striker," he said.

Since replacing Antoine Kombouare as coach late last month, Ancelotti has signed left-back Maxwell from Barcelona.

Meanwhile, former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini showed interest in following Ancelotti and Leonardo to Paris Saint-Germain in a management or coaching capacity.

Maldini told the Gazzetta dello Sport that while he hasn't been offered anything, "that doesn't mean it won't happen. ... I met the president and there's reciprocal respect with him, besides with Leo and Carlo."

Maldini added, "I know what I can offer: experience, a love for this sport, a desire to dedicate myself to a serious project. But I've never asked anybody for anything."

Since retiring in 2009, Maldini says he has had informal discussions with former Milan coach Leonardo and current Rossoneri manager Massimiliano Allegri.