Allegri denies Tevez talks

Milan head coach denies 'tapping-up' striker

Massimiliano Allegri: AC Milan head coach claims he has never spoken with Carlos Tevez

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AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri has hit out at suggestions that he has already spoken to Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

The Rossoneri boss claimed that he has never spoken with Tevez because, as he put it, he is 'not in the habit to talk with players from other clubs'.

The Argentina International has set his heart on a move to the Serie A giants following his breaches of conduct at the Ethiad Stadium despite interest from neighbours Inter Milan.

And, according to reports, the 27-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani.

Tevez's advisor Kia Joorabchian is expected to again meet with Galliani later this week over a possible loan deal to take him to the San Siro, with the option to make the transfer permanent in the summer.

And although Galliani is confident Tevez will join the Italian outfit before the end of the winter transfer window, Allegri has denied ever speaking with the player.

He told Sky Italia: "It's not in my habit to talk with players from other teams.

"I think that Tevez is a champion and any coach would want to work with him, but at the moment he is a Manchester City player.

"Should he arrive in Milan, then I will talk with him. There is no reason to talk with him now."