Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has today been charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance, Cheshire Police have confirmed.

The 29-year-old Argentinian was arrested near his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, last Thursday.

He answered bail at Cheshire Police's custody suite in Middlewich today where he was formally charged.

Tevez was further bailed to appear at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on 3 April.

A police statement read: "Cheshire Constabulary has charged a 29-year-old man from Alderley Edge with offences of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

"The man was arrested on the A538 in Macclesfield at 5.13pm on Thursday, March 7, and later released on police bail.

"He answered bail today at Middlewich Custody Suite and was formally charged.

"He will appear at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on April 3."