Corinthians president Andres Sanches says the club are set to make another bid for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.
This time, however, the offer is set to be much lower than the 40 million pounds which was offered last summer.
Tevez is set to find out his fate at City after club officials met following his alleged refusal to go on to the pitch against Bayern Munich in a Champions League match with the side 2-0 down.
Manager Roberto Mancini said after the match that he hoped Tevez never played for City again, but a lack of obvious suitors means it could be difficult to sell the Argentine.
Corinthians were the one club who came close to signing Tevez in the summer, after he had publicly announced his attention to leave, but they ran out of time to complete the deal before their transfer window shut.
Last week, their general manager, former Arsenal player Edu, had claimed that signing Tevez was now unlikely, but since then he has appeared to change his tone.
And now club president Sanches has also said that Tevez could still join the Brazilian side, although he admitted that the striker’s behaviour in Munich means that his value is significantly lower than what it was in the summer.
“We made an offer in the window, he is a player who interests us, but only in January will we see if we have a chance,” he said.
“He is not worth 40 million pounds – we will make an offer well below it.”
“I don’t know if they will accept it, the [financial] gap is huge. I have a value in mind but I won’t say what it is.”
“The written offer of 40 million pounds isn’t worth anything now. After all of the problems, he should be worth less. What if he brings these problems here?”