Tevez in trouble again, Manchester City fine the Argentinian six weeks' wages

Tevez in trouble again, Manchester City fine the Argentinian six weeks' wages

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been found guilty of gross misconduct and fined six weeks' wages after flying home to Argentina without permission, a club source told Reuters on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old, who has not played since refusing to warm up during a Champions League match in September, has angered the Premier League club with his prolonged absence since November and is looking to leave in this January transfer window.

“In response to speculation, the club confirms that Carlos Tevez was found guilty by a disciplinary hearing on December 21 of gross misconduct for serious breaches of contract and was fined six weeks' wages,” the source said.

“Carlos elected to appeal the finding, which was dismissed by an appeal panel made up of club directors. He has until January 30 to make a final appeal to the Premier League.”

The source gave no financial details of the fine but local media have reported that Tevez is paid some 200,000 pounds ($311,700) a week and that his fall-out with City will cost him more than nine million pounds in fines and lost earnings and bonuses.

The striker forfeited the right to a six-million-pound loyalty bonus after handing in a transfer request last season, while local media reported he had not been paid since November and he was also fined two weeks' wages in September.

Tevez has been linked with a move away from City, with interest from AC Milan, Inter Milan and Paris St Germain, but City have made it clear they will not accept any cut-price offers or loan deals.