A proposed move to Brazilian side Corinthians fell through as City was reportedly asking for a figure somewhere in the region of $60 million for the Argentina international.
Tevez was also mentioned in a potential swap deal with Inter Milan for Wesley Sneijder, although it's hard to see how that moves him closer to his wife and children in South America.
In the end he remained a City player, at least until January, and now manager Roberto Mancini has to figure out what to do with him.
Tevez has been extremely productive since moving from the red half of Manchester to the blue one prior to the 2009-10 campaign, scoring 52 goals in two seasons and helping the Citizens claim their first trophy since 1976 as City won last season's FA Cup.
The 27-year-old was the face of the club and became an instant fan favorite, but much like Lindsay Lohan, what you see on the surface doesn't tell the whole story.
Since the 2006-07 season, Tevez has moved from West Ham to Manchester United and then to City, where it took him less than two seasons to ask out.
He made it clear last year in midseason that he wanted out of Manchester, and then withdrew his request and helped City finish third in the league.
But he once again changed his mind after the season, making it seem like City is dealing more with an indecisive child than a professional athlete.
And things took another bizarre turn over the weekend when Tevez revealed that he was treated for depression over the summer caused by his transfer situation, which forced him to binge eat, adding over 10 pounds to his frame.
However, while Tevez was gorging himself on Haagen-Dazs, City spent the summer improving its team.
The club signed fellow Argentina international Aguero as well as Nasri to bolster an already dangerous attack. And with City having gotten off to a scorching start with three wins from three games by a combined score of 12-3, why would Mancini risk disrupting the team.
Tevez has made just one substitute appearance so far this season, and with Edin Dzeko (six goals) and Aguero (three goals) forming a lethal partnership up top, you have to wonder if Tevez will have the chance to regain a spot in the starting 11.
His family has joined him in Manchester, at least temporarily, which his people feel will be a big help. But it is only a matter of time before he voices his displeasure at a lack of playing time or turns in another transfer request.
Tevez is making over $200,000 a week, and along with volatile striker Mario Balotelli, he could potentially saddle Mancini with two high-priced, brooding strikers on his bench, which is a sure recipe for distraction.
There is no doubt that Tevez can contribute, and with City's busy fixture list this season he could come in handy.
But at the moment, it is hard to see Mancini taking either Dzeko or Aguero off the field very often, which could cause the manager a major headache.
There is no doubting his ability, but whether or not his talent outweighs the potential distractions Tevez causes is another issue.
An issue Mancini will have the next four months to figure out.