Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor believes a reconciliation between Carlos Tevez and Manchester City becomes "more impossible" by the day. The club had requested their Argentina striker return to England yesterday but he opted to remain at home in South America.
And while there is still dialogue between the 27-year-old's representatives and City officials Taylor thinks the longer Tevez remains out of the country the worse the situation will get. "It's another week and there are more problems really," he told Sky Sports News.
"The situation continues and the longer it goes with him being away the more impossible it becomes to reconcile the situation." Tevez's presence had been requested back in Manchester to discuss last week's, apparently unauthorised, trip to Argentina to visit family.
It was just the latest development in a saga which has been dragging on ever since his alleged refusal to play against Bayern Munich in the Champions League in late September. Press Association Sport understands despite his failure to return to Tevez still wants a quick resolution to the issue.
Discussions took between the player's representatives and Manchester City officials over the weekend about how things should move forward and those talks are expected to continue over the coming days.