Carlos Tevez has insisted that he has no desire to leave Boca Juniors and will in turn snub moves to either Chelsea or Napoli this summer.
The Argentine forward returned to his homeland last year after a successful spell with Juventus, with the intention of ending his career at the club it all started at.
However, it appears as though both Chelsea and Napoli have attempted to convince him to return to Europe, but have ultimately failed in their respective bids as he remains happy in Argentina.
“I’m not coming back”, he told Corriere dello Sport. “I’m fine at Boca. Indeed my idea, my dream is to finish my career as a player in this wonderful club.
“Europe? Yes, it’s true Napoli and Chelsea seek me, but I repeat what I said before. My desire is to stay at Boca until I retire.”
Tevez enjoyed a stellar time in England with the likes of West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City before leaving for Turin in 2013.
Under the watchful eye of Antonio Conte, he helped guide the Bianconeri to back-to-back Serie A titles, and it had been suggested that a reunion with the Italian tactician could be enough to persuade him to give the Premier League another go.
It doesn’t sound as though that is the case, with Tevez vehemently ruling out such a move, which will in turn now force Conte to look elsewhere as he continues to search for players to bolster his squad.
The former Juventus boss has already signed Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante this summer, but whether that’s enough for him to successfully lift the club back into the Premier League title mix is unlikely after such a disappointing campaign last year.
In turn, he’ll be expected to be active in the transfer market between now and the deadline, but Tevez will not be arriving to give them a boost.