Brian Marwood has hit out at Italian giants AC Milan for their continued pursuit of Manchester City's wantaway striker Carlos Tevez.
The Blues' football administration officer admits he is unsure as to whether Tevez will still be a City player come the end of the January transfer window.
Tevez has shown no signs of returning to England having been frozen out of the first-team picture since refusing to warm-up in the Champions League match at Bayern Munich in September.
Milan and Paris St Germain currently lead the chase for the Argentina International and the Serie A club have claimed that they are prepared to wait to the very last day of the transfer window, if that what it takes, in order to sign the 27-year-old.
However, Marwood told Sky Sports News: "Well, the position hasn't changed. They (AC Milan) came to us with a loan option, which was something we rejected and that still stays the same.
"Clearly Milan have decided to conduct their business through the media. That's something we choose not to do and will continue not to do and things haven't changed. Carlos Tevez is still a Manchester City football player."
And when asked if Marwood expects Tevez to still be a City player come February 1st, he said: "I don't know. It's a situation everybody is aware of.
"He's made his desire to leave the football club. The club have gone on record to say they will consider that and it just really depends on us receiving something that is acceptable to Manchester City.
"That's no different to where we were before and that will not change and we'll have to see what the next three to four weeks brings.
"You know there's more clubs than just AC Milan interested in Carlos Tevez so if they choose to wait until the end of the window then they may pay that price if other clubs come in before them."