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A deal totalling £50m is in the offing...

According to reports, Liverpool are set to launch an audacious bid for Carlos Tevez.

The Argentinian forward, currently on a complex loan deal at Manchester United, looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer as the club are refusing to stump up the transfer fee demanded by his owners, Kia Joorabchian's Media Sports Investment (MSI) company.

However, Liverpool are ready to muscle in on the striker and offer an initial £26 million for his services.

Furthermore, the fee would be embellished by a £160,000-per-week wage offer, netting the former Corinthians star over £8 million a year.

Yesterday, it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur were ready to bid for Tevez, who has played two seasons at Old Trafford.

United insist that Tevez has a chance of remaining at Old Trafford, but the player himself has admitted that an exit is likely.

Should Tevez move to Merseyside, he would join Javier Mascherano in the Liverpool ranks. The pair moved to England together after the 2006 World Cup, joining West Ham United in an acrimonious transfer.

Peter Staunton, Goal.com

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