Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez's future at Old Trafford has been thrown into doubt, with it understood that the players agent Kia Joorabchian has set the Red Devils a December deadline to make the Argentine International a permanent signing for the Premier League Champions, according to reports.
24-year-old Tevez joined United last summer on a two-season loan deal, with United paying Media Sports Investment, who own the players registration £6million for the loan and agreeing to pay a balance of £26million to make Tevez a permanent fixture at the European Champions.
However, with the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov from Premiership rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the summer and England striker Wayne Rooney in sublime form, Tevez has slipped down the pecking order under Ferguson, which has prompted the speculation that United are not in a hurry to sign the former Boca Juniors star.
This had led to Joorabchian becoming sceptical that Man United will keep Tevez, with no sign of a permanent deal for the Argentine on the horizon at the Manchester club. Which in the light of interest in Tevez from La Liga giants Real Madrid and Serie A team Inter Milan, Joorabchian has reportedly told United to make the deal permanent by the end of December or face losing Tevez to one of the other European powerhouses.