Manchester City agrees £10m deal with Juventus for Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez's turbulent stay in England was coming to an end on Tuesday night after Manchester City agreed a £10million deal with Juventus for the Argentina striker.

Tevez, 29, is set to sign a three-year contract in Turin once he undergoes a medical on Wednesday although sources close to the player insist that personal terms have yet to be agreed.

The two clubs struck a deal on Tuesday after Juve general manager Beppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici flew to England to conclude negotiations.

The basic fee of £7.6m will rise to £10m if, as expected, the Italians qualify for the Champions League in each of the next three seasons. City could also receive up to £2.5m if Juventus win a trophy in that time.

Considering that they will save an additional £17m in wages and bonuses over the course of the final year of Tevez’s £196,000-a-week contract, City chiefs were last night understood to be delighted at the sale of player who would have been a free agent next summer.

Juventus and AC Milan have both had a long-standing interest in Tevez, but Milan have fallen out of the running in recent weeks as they struggled to raise funds by selling former City star Robinho.

Tevez’s departure has been on the cards for some time, and only last Friday an international removals van was seen taking the player’s belongings out of his luxury house in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge.

It brings to an end one of the most controversial careers in English football.

The Argentine had already been embroiled in a third-party ownership controversy at West Ham and a fall-out with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United when he caused a furore by joining arch-rivals City four years ago.