Carlos Tevez's already fractured relationship with Manchester City could have reached breaking point, with The Daily Mirror claiming that he is set to be fined again by his club after flying to Argentina without permission.

Carlos Tevez

The striker was due to return to City's Carrington training ground on Wednesday after being suspended for refusing to warm up against Bayern Munich, but flew to his homeland against the expressed orders of club staff.

The paper claims that the rogue trip home has eliminated any hope of a reconciliation with manager Roberto Mancini, with a second �400,000 fine on the cards.

City could begin the process of sacking the forward if he does not return, according to The Sun. It is reported that a meeting has been proposed for Monday, and that if Tevez does not attend it, the club could fire him but retain his registration, meaning that any side intending to sign him would have to pay City his market value (around �30 million) at a tribunal.