15 Mar 2012

Tevez could return to Premier League in a week

6:26 am on 15 March 2012

Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini says his troubled Argentine striker Carlos Tevez could make his return to the Premier League next week.

Tevez' public fallout with the title contenders culminated in disciplinary action for an unauthorised three-month absence, and his return for next week's match against Chelsea would come as City seek to regain top spot after being deposed by Manchester United.

Tevez has been training since returning from Argentina last month and he's played in two reserve games, scoring in one.