Striker snubs reported £7.8m-a-year West Ham contract offer, opts for reunion with ex club
By Alex Taylor
Carlos Tevez has rejected a £7.8million-a-year contract to re-join West Ham in favour of a return to Corinthians, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that Carlos Tevez’s proposed return to east London is off after agreeing a move to another of his former clubs.
The report says Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid and at least one other Premier League club also made offers for the veteran striker.
But Tevez is set to move from his native Argentina to Brazil.
“The deal is practically done,” admitted agent Kia Joorabchian told the Mirror. “We are only lacking the signatures on the contracts for us to be able to say he’s a Corinthians player.
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Tevez was offered £150,000-a-week – plus top-up bonuses – by West Ham and told he would be their first-choice striker next season ahead of Andy Carroll.
But the former Hammers forward declined the offer of a romantic return to the club he graced in the 2006-07 season.
Slaven Bilic’s side have publicly stated their desire to smash the club’s £15.5million transfer record this summer to entice an A-list striker.
But the side have failed to land the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers have agreed to pay a stunning £5million loan fee to Besiktas for Gokhan Tore, Football Insider sources understand.