Tevez: Juventus wanted me more than Milan

The striker was spotted holding aloft the club's home shirt from his hotel balcony on Wednesday, emblazoned with the number 10, as he closes in on a move to the Bianconeri.

Carlos Tevez says he has chosen to join Juventus over AC Milan because the Serie A champion "wanted him more".

The Manchester City striker was pictured holding aloft the Bianconeri's home shirt, emblazoned with the number 10, on Wednesday, after the two clubs agreed an 11.8 million euro fee for the player on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old - whose contract was set to expire at the Etihad in the summer of 2014 - had long been rumored to be the Rossoneri's main transfer target this summer.

The revelation from Milan chief Adriano Galliani that the club will have to sell before it can buy this summer left Juve firmly in the driving seat for his signature, with the Argentina international within touching distance of signing for the club.

"I'm really happy to be here at Juve," Tevez told Sky Sport Italia.

"It's a really big satisfaction for me. I will tell the rest in the press conference - but Juventus wanted me more than Milan."

Tevez joined City from rival Manchester United in 2009 and endured a controversy-ridden time at the club, including a five-month absence for refusing to come on as a substitute away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

He scored 17 goals in 47 appearances last season and ended the campaign as City's joint-top goalscorer with Sergio Aguero.