Former Juventus, Manchester City and West Ham striker Carlos Tevez has revealed that Chelsea are interested in taking him back to Europe just a year after he returned home to South America, but the Stamford Bridge club will have their work cut out convincing the player to quit Boca Juniors.
“I’m fine at Boca. Indeed, my intention, my dream is to finish my career as a player at this wonderful club,” Tevez is quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport after a press conference in Argentina.
“It is true, Chelsea and Napoli want me, but I repeat what I said before. My desire is to stay with Boca until I retire,” he added.
Tevez, who rediscovered his form in Italy with Juventus after his time with Manchester City had distinctly soured, turned his back on European football at the age of just 31 to reunite with the club where his professional career began at the age of 16.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with a number of strikers in recent weeks as new manager Antonio Conte looks to put his own stamp on the club.
Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku both remain expensive options. Chelsea have already had at least two bids rejected for the former and are thought to be considering a third offer of £67m, while the latter wouldn’t be much cheaper.
Michy Batshuayi has already arrived from Marseille and the future of Diego Costa finally seems to be clearer.
According to the Daily Mirror, Atletico Madrid are finally ready to drop interest in their former player if a deal for Sevilla front-man Kevin Gameiro can be struck instead.
Chelsea have so far refused to play ball, with Conte desperate to keep Costa in west London.
It is even said that the ex-Premier League champions have formally written to Atletico more than once to make it clear they have not been happy with the public nature of the pursuit for Costa.
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