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Carlos Tevez could be about to become the world’s best-paid player

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Carlos Tevez proved that he’s still capable of scoring against quality European opposition during a friendly against Sevilla earlier this month.

The Argentina international inspired Boca Juniors to a 4-3 victory by netting two excellent goals at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

It’s a year-and-a-half since Tevez returned to his beloved Boca from Juventus, although new reports claim the 32-year-old has been offered an astronomical amount of money to leave Argentina.

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According to Yahoo Sports Brazil - per Spanish newspaper Marca - an unnamed Chinese club has offered Tevez a deal worth €40 million per season to leave Boca.

That’s 60 per cent more than the €25m-a-season currently earned by the world’s best player, Lionel Messi.

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This would make Tevez the world's best-paid player

If Tevez accepts the offer, he would become the best-paid player in world football.

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Just don’t tell Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Other high-profile players are earning a fortune in China

Clubs in China have offered a number of high-profile players huge sums of cash to join the Chinese Super League in recent years.

Graziano Pelle is currently earning €16m-a-season with Shandong Luneng, while the likes of Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ramires and Asamoah Gyan are all pocketing €13m-a-year.

Tevez will probably want to stay in Argentina

Tevez turns 33 in February but still has plenty to offer a top European club, let alone a team in the Chinese Super League.

However, the complex South American spent years in Europe craving a return to his home country and any Chinese club prepared to pay him a fortune would also need to take on his baggage.

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Nicknamed ‘El Apache’ after the notorious neighbourhood from which he hails, don’t be surprised if Tevez rejects this extraordinary offer in order to remain put in Buenos Aires.

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