Tevez keen on summer move to Paris Saint-Germain or Monaco

The Argentina international has persistently been linked with a transfer away from Manchester City and could be set to follow ex-boss Roberto Mancini out of the Etihad Stadium
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has admitted he would be interested in a move to either Paris Saint-Germain or Monaco this summer.

Following Roberto Mancini's sacking as manager, big changes are expected at the Etihad Stadium in the coming transfer window and Tevez has admitted that he could be tempted to leave for either PSG or Monaco, two French clubs banked by ambitious, billionaire owners who will certainly have the wealth to compete for his signature.

"I think there was an interest from PSG for me last year," Tevez told Telefoot.

"We talked with Leonardo, but we have not reached an agreement. But it remains an interesting option. In addition, I think the championship of France is changing very fast.

"If Leonardo calls me, it wouldn’t be a problem. If we talk and find an agreement then why not? Playing in Paris or France [is] not a problem for me."

However, Tevez also cited newly-promoted Monaco as a possible alternative destination should he decide to leave Manchester City, to whom he is under contract and where he asserted he feels happy.

"Monaco is one of the leading French clubs. Everyone would be happy to go. I like the project and I know [coach Claudio] Ranieri well.

"It is impressive to have managed to get the club into the top flight again. But I'm also happy at City and I have one year [left on my] contract."

The Argentina international has had a turbulent relationship with City since his controversial switch from cross-town rivals Manchester United in 2009.

Matters appeared to come to a head in the summer of 2011 when Tevez was denied a transfer back to South America to one of his former clubs, Corinthians or Boca Juniors, only because neither could obtain the funding to finance the deal.

A few months later, Tevez's career at City looked to be over when, as a substitute, he allegedly refused Mancini's instruction to warm up during a Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich - behaviour that saw him cast out of the City squad for six months.

The 29-year-old eventually returned to play a crucial role in City's Premier League title triumph and has this season established himself as a regular once again, scoring 17 goals in all competitions, level with Sergio Aguero as the club's top goalscorer.

Nevertheless, speculation continues about a possible summer transfer to France.

Paris Saint-Germain, helped by the efforts of players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and David Beckham, have been crowned Ligue 1 champions this season while Monaco, who have been linked with a swoop for superstar forward Radamel Falcao, will join them in the French top division next season following their promotion from Ligue 2.