Former Chelsea star Clive Walker believes that Carlos Tevez may make a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, after the forward’s deal with the Corinthians fell though.
“When we first saw this about Tevez wanting to go back to his family and play in South America, it seemed a little bit bizarre to me,” Walker, who made 198 appearances for Chelsea in the late 70s and early 80s, told Talksport.
“If it all unfolds and he ends up moving to London or Europe, it would show how cut-throat players are today. They see a move, they want a move, they want more money and that would be him.
“But I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened because this is how it seems to be turning out with players these days.
“I can see him moving to a big club, of course, because there are only a few clubs who can afford and, if Chelsea are in the market, I am sure they can afford him.”
Chelsea have been relatively quiet in terms of purchasing big players in the transfer window, with incoming manager Andre Villas-Boas making only one purchase, young goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea would certainly be one of the few teams in Europe, and the world, to afford Tevez’ £40 million transfer fee, along with the sky-high wages that the Argentina international will demand.
Villas-Boas will be under maximum pressure to build a team that can challenge for the Champions League trophy and Barclays Premier League title within the next season, and Tevez might be just the ticket to get the Blues over the line to European glory.