By Will Butcher
Former West Ham star Carlos Tevez has revealed that London rivals Chelsea are interested in a sensational move to bring him back to the Premier League.
The 32-year-old revealed in a press conference that the West London giants are keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge and reunite him with his former Juventus manager Antonio Conte.
The controversial striker revealed that Chelsea and Italian giants Napoli are keen to sign him but gave the duo little hope of completing a deal.
“It is true, Chelsea and Napoli want me,” Tevez said, as quoted by Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport,. “But I repeat what I said before. My desire is to stay with Boca until I retire.”
The Daily Mirror had claimed that Tevez rejected a contract offer after being linked with a return to The Hammers earlier in the summer, as manager Slaven Bilic continues to add a striker to his squad.
The Champions League winner now plies his trade in his homeland with 31-time Argentinian Primera Division winners Boca Juniors.
Boca are under no pressure to sell their star man, and it seems that Italian manager Conte will have to do some convincing if he is to sign Tevez. The 76-time international still has two years remaining on his Boca deal.
Chelsea have already brought in a new striker in Belgian hotshot Michy Batshuayi. The signing of Tevez could spell the end of Diego Costa’s Stamford Bridge career who, according to the Daily Mail, has been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid.