Inter captain Javier Zanetti has claimed that international team-mate Carlos Tevez has told him that he wants to leave Manchester City.
The 27-year-old forward was the club's top scorer last season, but he has failed to truly settle since joining in 2009 after a two-year spell with Manchester United, prompting speculation of an Eastlands exit this summer.
The ex-Boca Juniors striker stated that once he leaves Manchester City he will never return to the area, and Zanetti has added fuel to the fire by stating that his compatriot is still considering his options.
"I spoke [with Tevez] and he told me he wants to get away from Manchester, but his future is not decided," the 37-year-old stated in an interview with Il Corriere dello Sport.
Inter have been one of the clubs linked with the frontman, but sporting director Marco Branca has recently stated a move for the striker was out of the question, and Zanetti shed no further light on Tevez's potential destination.
"I think they're still deciding. But he [is] a champion and will [play] well for any club," he concluded.
Both players are currently in Sergio Batista's Argentina squad for the Copa America, which starts this Saturday.