Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has urged AC Milan to complete the permanent signing of Carlos Tevez within the next 10 days to prevent the transfer saga from dragging on throughout January.
The two clubs are in talks over the sale of the striker, who has been on an extended break in his native country Argentina since mid-November.
While Milan want to bring in Tevez on loan with a view to signing him permanently at the end of the season, City are demanding an immediate sale.
Mancini says "we hope if Milan want to take him, we can close it in one week, 10 days."
Tevez hasn't played for City since being suspended for two weeks and fined a fortnight's wages for refusing to warm up during a Champions League game.