AC Milan still interested in Tevez as replacement for Pato - report

Vice-president Adriano Galliani reportedly wants to see a trident of Boateng, Ibrahimovic and the Manchester City attacker to spearhead the Rossoneri for the coming years
AC Milan are still pondering a potential signing of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez as they begin to lose patience with Alexandre Pato, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

It was believed that Mario Balotelli was at the top of the champions' wish list in the summer, but links with Inter have begun to resurface, meaning they have opted to take another look at the Argentine forward.

The publication also claims that Pato and Filippo Inzaghi are ready to be shipped out at the end of the season, and this, coupled with Adriano Galliani's excellent relationship with Tevez's agent Kia Joorabchian, means a move could be back on the cards.

The 28-year-old appeared to be holding out for a transfer to Milan in January, with reports circulating that he had gone as far as agreeing personal terms with the club, but City refused to sanction a loan deal offered by the Italians.

However, Tevez has since returned to the first team at the Etihad Stadium after being banished by coach Roberto Mancini for allegedly refusing to come on during the 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last September.

Meanwhile, Galliani is reportedly lining up three more players, as he looks to bolster the options available to coach Massimiliano Allegri for next season.

According to the report, the Rossoneri are also seeking a 'regista', with Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, Barcelona's Seydou Keita and Tottenham youngster Sandro currently leading the way.

Milan face Fiorentina at San Siro on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 15:00CET.