The 27-year-old has been told by manager Roberto Mancini that he will never play for the club again after allegedly refusing to come on as a substitute in his side's 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in midweek. However, the Manchester outfit must lower their £40m asking price if a sale is to go ahead, according to The Mirror.
Inter are believed to be happy to offer £25m for the forward, but cannot afford the fee in one payment. The Milan club could demand an even greater discount if the striker sees no action until the turn of the year, as his manager has threatened.
Tevez arrived at the Etihad Stadium in 2009 from rivals Manchester United.