Club deny any West Ham striker approach despite Sullivan comments
By Tom Blackburn
Boca Juniors vice-president Royco Ferrari insists West Ham have not made an offer for Carlos Tevez and he will remain at the club.
Tevez has been heavily linked with Hammers reunion and on Saturday it was reported that he had rejected a £7.8million-a-year contract.
However, the official line from Argentine club Boca Juniors contradicts Sullivan’s stance.
In an interview with Radio Guemes 1050 AM, via Goal, Ferrari denied any approach for the Argentine hitman.
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“He will continue at Boca,” Ferrari said. “There are no offers or anything. We are amazed by the rumours.”
Ferrari was talking following Boca Junior’s defeat to Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle in the Copa Libertadores semi-final on Friday.
West Ham have publicly stated their desire to smash the club’s £15.5million transfer record this summer to entice an A-list striker.
The east Londoners have failed to land the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi, while their pursuit of Carlos Bacca is also on the verge of collapse.
In his comments last week, Sullivan denied that West Ham’s pursuit of Tevez was simply a device to generate publicity.
“It wasn’t a publicity stunt, I saw him being our No 1 striker,” the co-owner explained. “I was hoping he would reproduce what he did at Juventus a year ago. He was a fantastic player. But where do you draw the line with what you are prepared to pay?”
In other West Ham transfer news, their fans have reacted on Twitter to the horrific injury of Demba Ba.