Former West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has claimed that Chelsea are one of the football clubs chasing his signature, though he’s set to disappoint the London club as he’s happy at Boca Juniors.
The Argentine played under new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte when the Italian was managing Juventus in his homeland before he went on to manage the Italian national side. Now Tevez has told the press that his former manager wants to be reunited with him for the final stages of his career.
The 32-year-old began his career in England at Chelsea’s London rivals West Ham, making himself something of a cult hero by scoring the goals that helped the Hammers avoid relegation in 2007. He then moved to Manchester United before joining their rivals Manchester City, becoming the first play to move between the two clubs in a decade. He won the Premier League and the Champions League with United and the Premier League and FA Cup with City.
David Sullivan, the co-chairman of West Ham United, admitted earlier in the month that he had considered trying to re-sign Tevez for the Hammers but the Argentine’s wage demands were prohibitive to any move. He returned to his first ever club, Boca Juniors, in 2015 after winning back to back Serie A titles with Juventus under the management of Conte and it appears that his former boss has followed in the footsteps of Sullivan and enquired about taking him to Stamford Bridge as he looks to build a new Chelsea side in his own image.
Speaking to the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport Tevez apparently said, “Europe? Yes, it’s true Napoli and Chelsea seek me, but I repeat what I said before. My desire is to stay at Boca until I retire…I’m fine at Boca. Indeed my idea, my dream is to finish my career as a player in this wonderful club”.