Manchester United are reportedly lining up a shock loan move for former striker Carlos Tevez.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for potential replacements for the injured Marcus Rashford who is facing a lengthy spell out due to a double stress fracture in his back.
According to Tuttosport, Tevez has been identified as a possibility 11 years after he crossed Manchester to join rivals City.
Tevez is 35 now and in his third spell at home town club Boca Juniors, but is out of contract in June.
There is a suggestion that like his last spell at United, Tevez could be brought in on loan until the end of the season.
He is not thought to be part of the plans of the new hierarchy at Boca and is therefore available for a temporary switch this month.
In his previous spell at Old Trafford between 2007 and 2009 Tevez scored 34 times, winning two Premier League titles and the Champions League.
He then left United for City and won the Premier League and FA Cup there before moving to Juventus.
At Juventus he won Serie A twice and has since had two stints at Boca either side of a year at Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenua.
The Argentine’s exit from Old Trafford came with Sir Alex Ferguson keen to keep hold of him.
They tried to meet the option fee to sign him for £25.5million and offered him a five-year deal to stay there.
Instead, he told them he wanted to leave United at the end of that season and went on to sign for City instead.
Tevez was a member of the Argentine squad that won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic games.
He featured at both 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups in Germany and South Africa respectively.
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