Manchester City contract rebel Carlos Tevez has sparked off a transfer tug of war between the two Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan, with the Black and Blues ready to swoop in for the striker with a bid and take him away from the grasp of arch rivals and neighbors AC Milan.

It was reported a few days back that The Devils have already agreed on personal terms with the Argentina international striker and they were only waiting for Manchester City to give the green signal to the move by accepting their offer of a loan deal with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

But Inter Milan is waiting in the wings with an offer reported to be between £ 20 and £ 25 million to take the wayward striker permanently off the hands of The Citizens, which is what they are looking for. However, according to reports that have emerged, Carlos Tevez himself would prefer a move to the Red and Black half of Milan instead of the Black and Blue half and with Milan not willing to part with so much money just now, the deal might just become extremely hard to conclude.

Speaking to the media, Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti admitted that his side were looking to acquire the services of the talented if temperamental striker and that has sparked rumors that they are about to sell playmaker Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United to finance the deal or in swap deal with The Citizens as a sweetener to smooth the deal for Tevez.

However, with Carlos Tevez making up his mind to play for AC Milan and Manchester City likely to accept the offer from Inter Milan, this is one transfer saga that might drag on till the last hour of the January transfer window.