At the same time, Belgian international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet became English Premier League side Liverpool’s fourth signing of the close season when he moved from Sunderland for 9million pounds (US$13.9million).
Tevez, 29, is set to sign a three-year contract in Turin once he undergoes a medical on Wednesday although sources close to the player insist that personal terms have yet to be agreed.
The two clubs struck a deal yesterday after Juve general manager Beppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici flew to England to conclude negotiations yesterday.
Mignolet, 25, who signed a long-term contract, joins Manchester City’s veteran defender Kolo Toure, Sevilla’s Luis Alberto and Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas as manager Brendan Rodgers’ new recruits since a disappointing season saw them fail to qualify for Europe in finishing seventh and without a trophy.
“I am delighted that we have been able to sign one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League,” Rodgers told the club website.
“Simon will join a club that will give him an opportunity to demonstrate and improve his huge talent.”
Mignolet, who played over 100 games for Sunderland since a £2million move from Belgian side Saint-Truiden in June 2010, could well replace the club’s long-time number one Spaniard Pepe Reina, who has been linked with a move to Spanish champions Barcelona.
Rodgers spending is far from over as he has also declared an interest in highly-rated Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, 20, and 24-year-old Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk.
However, he will face a battle with other clubs to secure the signature of Mkhitaryan, who is valued at 20million pounds.
For Tevez, The basic fee of £7.6m will rise to £10m if, as expected, the Italians qualify for the Champions League in each of the next three seasons. City could also receive up to £2.5m if Juventus win a trophy in that time.
Considering that they will save an additional £17m in wages and bonuses over the course of the final year of Tevez’s £196,000-a-week contract, City chiefs were last night understood to be delighted at the sale of player who would have been a free agent next summer.
Juventus and AC Milan have both had a long-standing interest in Tevez, but Milan have fallen out of the running in recent weeks as they struggled to raise funds by selling former City star Robinho.
– AFP and Daily Mail