Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has not returned from Argentina for a meeting with the club, but talks have been held with his representatives.
The 27-year-old had been requested to return to England by City after he flew home to visit his family last week, apparently without permission from his employers.
However, Tevez has remained in South America while discussions take place between his advisors and the club.
It has been reported that the meeting with City officials formed part of a disciplinary process, but such a suggestion has been played down.
Claims coming from South America which said the striker had obtained a medical certificate which excused his absence are also believed to be wide of the mark.
City have declined to comment on the latest developments.
Reports Tevez had returned to Argentina began to emerge last Wednesday after he was pictured back in the country.
That was a day after it transpired that the striker would not be appealing against against a club fine for misconduct.
City had found Tevez guilty of improper conduct - one of five breaches of contract - during the UEFA Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich on 27th September.
He was initially fined four weeks' wages but that was halved following intervention by the Professional Footballers' Association.