London, May 31 (ANI): Manchester City believes they have won a 42 million pound race for Carlos Tevez and Gareth Barry.
The richest club in the world is ready to rubber-stamp a 32 million pound deal to steal Tevez away from city rivals United. And they will offer 10 million pound -rated Barry 90,000 pound a week to see off Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs.
The move for Argentinian striker Tevez, 25, also blows Liverpool and Chelsea out of the chase with City happy to meet Kia Joorabchian's 32 million pound asking price.
Liverpool's bid for the former West Ham forward was the lowest offer received. Boss Mark Hughes will also pay Tevez nearly 140,000 pound a week in a four-year deal, News of the World reported.
Joorabchian will have one final meeting with Old Trafford chiefs this week to find out whether Sir Alex Ferguson sees Tevez as anything more than a bit-part player. Those assurances are unlikely - leaving the way clear for City.
Hughes is in the Middle East to talk about transfer targets with City's Abu Dhabi owners and has made it clear he sees Tevez as vital to the club.
City is much further down the road with Tevez than Barry. But they are confident their financial clout will get them the Aston Villa captain.
Liverpool felt they were in pole position after their abortive attempt to land Barry, 28, last summer. (ANI)