Fergie rift forced City move

CARLOS TEVEZ celebrated the completion of his &pound;25.5m move to Manchester City yesterday &ndash; with a parting shot at former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.<br /><br />The Argentina international joined a rare bread of players to cross the Manchester divide after rejecting United&rsquo;s offer to upgrade his loan deal to a permanent move in favour of a five-year contract with City.<br /><br />But Tevez then turned the tables on Ferguson, insisting he only joined their arch-rivals because the United boss didn&rsquo;t do enough to persuade him to keep him at Old Trafford.<br /><br />&ldquo;The fact that I am not staying at United is not because of the fans, it is because Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill did not do enough to keep me there,&rdquo; Tevez said at his City press conference yesterday. &ldquo;If it was down to the fans, I would still be there.<br /><br />&ldquo;I was there for two years and Sir Alex never called or sent any text messages in that time. The only time he talked to me was after a match against Roma to discuss about going to play for Argentina. It doesn&rsquo;t seem that this is the way to treat a player in two years at the club. It doesn&rsquo;t seem there is a line of communication.&rdquo;<br /><br />Tevez looks set to be joined at Eastlands today by Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is understood to be attending a work permit hearing in Manchester today ahead of a proposed &pound;25m transfer.<br /><br />Adebayor&rsquo;s signing would take City&rsquo;s summer spending to &pound;80m following the captures of Tevez, Gareth Barry and Roque Santa Cruz &ndash; the kind of business which convinces Tevez that he made the right move in opting for City. &ldquo;They have really shown to me that they want to become one of the biggest clubs in the world,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;This made it very easy to make the move. I am very happy to be here.&rdquo;<br /><br />City boss Mark Hughes, meanwhile, refused to discuss the Adebayor deal, only to confirm that contact had been made with Arsenal. &ldquo;There has been discussions between ourselves and Arsenal,&rdquo; Hughes said. &ldquo;It is not the right time or place to discuss it but yes, there has been contact and possibly there is a deal to be done. It has not been concluded as we speak. Until it happens, it is not the time or the place to talk about it.&rdquo;<br /><br />City are also expected to launch an estimated &pound;40m bid for Chelsea captain John Terry this week, but Hughes again stopped short of confirming a new offer was imminent.<br /><br />&ldquo;He is a great player and an outstanding captain,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;Any manager would covet a player of John Terry&rsquo;s calibre but at this moment he&rsquo;s a Chelsea player and we have to respect that.&rdquo;