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Tevez rejects West Ham return

Tevez rejects West Ham return

Tevez's wage demands scuppered West Ham return

Carlos Tevez has rejected an offer of £150,000 per week to return to West Ham United, according to reports.

The Daily Mail claims that the Hammers made contact with Boca Juniors striker Tevez to see if he would be interested in a return to the Premier League with West Ham, promising him that he will be their number one striker and offering wages of £150,000 per week.

West Ham co-chairman Davis Sullivan is quoted as saying: "So how much love is that for West Ham? I actually offered him £150,000 a week to come back plus bonuses.

‘I thought that was an incredible offer for someone who loves West Ham. And it was a huge gamble for us because he’s 33 now and hasn’t done it in South America.

‘We tried to get Tevez but he wanted £250,000 a week – and is he past his best? He hasn’t set the world alight in South America."

Tevez played for West Ham during the 2006-07 season, becoming a cult hero before signing for Mnnchester United the following summer.

Tevez then made the controversial move across the city to join United's bitter rivals Manchester City.

Four years at the Etihad stadium ended acrimoniously when Tevez fell out with manager Roberto Mancini and joined Juventus in 2012.

Tevez got his career back on track with the Bianconeri, earning back to back Serie A titles before returning to his first club Boca Juniors last summer.

Tevez has 76 caps for Argentina with 13 goals.