In the recent turn of events, Italian heavy weight AC Milan appear to be the favorites to sign Manchester City's troubled Argentinean striker Carlos Tevez in January after the Italians agreed to his terms, according to the Italian media.

The fallout between Tevez and Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini had previously alerted several elite clubs in Europe and, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan were the first club to make full use of the situation and lure the striker to San Siro and Kia Joorabchian, Tevez's agent, struck a deal with the club.

Tevez, 27, has not played for City since September. He went back to Argentina after it was clear that he was not in good terms with Mancini and now the damage is seemingly beyond any kind of repair. Previously, the striker received major interest from Liverpool, but is now set to play in the Serie A.

The new contract will see Tevez earning £3 million in a six-month deal which will later be reassessed in June, with another two-year offered to the player, according to a Talksport report.

Tevez joined Manchester City in July 2009 after showing his dissatisfaction towards Manchester United's board and the way he was treated at the club. In December 2010, Tevez handed the City a written transfer request, citing family reasons, breakdown and problems with certain individuals at the club.

City boss Roberto Mancini was already looking to sell off the striker as soon as possible to avoid any more problems between the player and the club. More problems arose during a a Champions League game against Bayern Munich in Sept. 2011. According to Mancini, Tevez then refused to come on as a substitute in the second half when City were losing 2-0.