London: Diego Maradona has admitted he cannot afford to rescue his old friend Carlos Tevez from his Manchester City nightmare.
The Argentine legend is now in charge of wealthy Dubai outfit Al Wasl and has kept a close eye on his countryman``s woes in England.
But Maradona, who coached the 50 million pounds rated striker while in charge of Argentina, said: "Tevez is very expensive and right now we have a budget for around five percent of the fee he commands."
It was reported earlier this week that troubled Tevez could be transferred to the Doncaster Rovers.
Rumours in the South Yorkshire town suggested that club owners are lining up an audacious bid for the striker, who is accused of refusing to play in Munich last week.