The Daily Mirror reports Sir Alex Ferguson has now given the go-ahead for United chief executive David Gill to put a deal in place to land the 23-year-old Hammers star.
Tevez is currently playing for Argentina in the Copa America, but United officials are planning talks with his advisors now Sheffield United's appeal against Tevez's 'illegal' registration has cooled.
Media Sports Investments, who have a stake in Tevez's former club Corinthians, claim to have the rights to the player and United may be prepared to sign Tevez on a 12-month loan if they cannot wrap up a permanent transfer for the forward.
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