Carlos Tevez has announced that he will be looking for a move away from Manchester City this summer.
The Argentina international’s future has been called into question on a regular basis throughout the 2010/11 campaign.
He handed in a transfer request last December, only to then backtrack and commit himself to the City cause.
The striker had hinted after City’s recent FA Cup success that he would be sticking around, providing his family were happy.
And in the wake of Tuesday night’s 3-0 victory over Stoke, Roberto Mancini insisted his captain had told him he would still be a City player next season.
Tevez has, however, completed another U-turn by declaring that he now wants out of City during the upcoming transfer window.
The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan of late and the news that he is set to be available is likely to spark a scramble for his signature across Europe.
“I want to leave Manchester City,” Tevez, told Argentine station Radio del Plata.
“Football has changed a lot for me and I don’t know if I will even make it to the next World Cup. And that has nothing to do with whether I’m selected or not.
“I’ve been treated very well here and I’m grateful.
“I also gave my everything for the club to receive the results it has had. But I need a change of scene.”
On where he might end up, Tevez added: “To go back to Boca Juniors would be beautiful but it is very difficult.
“But if we’re speaking seriously, financial issues would make my return difficult.”