Carlos Tevez insists he wants to stay at Manchester City despite craving an eventual return to Boca Juniors.

Tevez now pleads to stay at Man City (after spending most of last season trying to get away)
Reunited: Roberto Mancini (left) and Carlos Tevez

The striker worked his way back into Roberto Mancini’s plans last season after five months out in the cold.

He eventually made a return to the City team to help them to the Barclays Premier League title.

But some fans remain unhappy at his five-month exile from the club over his attempts to secure a move away.

Tevez has now claimed that wants to stay on beyond this summer – with boss Mancini admitting he could go.

Yet, he has again hinted that he will eventually pursue a move back to his former club Boca.

He said: ‘My biggest wish is to finish my career in the Boca shirt. I am still thinking the same as when I left, I want to retire here. Now the fans should enjoy the team’s success. I am here for whatever Boca need.

‘But I finished the season very happy in England. I am feeling good, I have no desire to leave. My family are happy in England.’

City are under pressure to shift some of their high earners like Emmanuel Adebayor and Tevez from their £174million wage bill to fall in line with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

Deloitte’s annual review of football finance shows that the Barclays Premier League champions spent more on wages than they earned during 2010-11 – the last season before rules force clubs playing in Europe to break even.

by Sportsmail