Carlos Tevez claims he would reject Chelsea for Boca Juniors stay

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Former West Ham and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been presented with a sensational offer to rejoin the Premier League, this time with Antonio Conte's Chelsea.

The Argentinian striker is currently in his home country playing for his boyhood club Boca Juniors after a hugely successful spell with Juventus in which he won a domestic double.

The Sun are reporting that Napoli are also interested in the 32-year-old forward as they seek replacements for the exit-bound Gonzalo Higuain.


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However, Tevez himself has moved quickly to quash rumours of a potential exit and has committed his immediate future to the club that belongs in his heart:

“It is true Chelsea and Napoli want me, but my desire is to stay with Boca until I retire. I am going to stay at Boca even if Napoli and Chelsea come knocking.”

West Ham are said to have been interested in the prolific goal scorer earlier in the transfer window but were put off by his request for £250,000-per-week.

A club with the financial resources of Chelsea would certainly be able to provide the necessary wages for Tevez but it seems as if he will continue to ply his trade in Argentina.

Chelsea have already acquired a centre forward in this transfer window with Michy Batshuayi joining from Marseille to give competition to first-choice striker Diego Costa who despite possible exit rumours to his former side Atletico Madrid, looks set to stay at the club.

Conte is said to be still active in the transfer window, with N'Golo Kante the only other high-profile acquisition thus far and the signing of Tevez would have been an impressive statement to make as we near the start of the 2016/17 season.

However, Kalidou Koulibaly could be the next man to join Conte's Stamford Bridge revolution. The Senegalese centre-back is said to be very keen on a move to England, with Chelsea being his preferred destination.

Despite the rejection from Tevez, it will be endearing to fans of the Blues to see their manager so active in the window. After all, it was a lack of investment last summer which cost Jose Mourinho as his team struggled to evolve and progress.

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