West Ham denied striker reunion

Former West Ham striker Carlos Tevez won’t be returning to the Premier League club, reports the Daily Star.

The Argentine has been heavily linked with a move from Boca Juniors, to head back to the Hammers.

But the Daily Star are reporting that Royco Ferrari, the president of Boca Juniors, has told Argentinian radio that the forward won’t be leaving for England:

“He will continue at Boca. There are no offers or anything. We are amazed by the rumours.”

The striker had a controversial move to West Ham in 2006, as his rights were owned by a third party. Tevez scored a crucial goal on the final day of the season that kept the Hammers in the Premier League, relegating Sheffield United.

10 years on from escaping relegation, the Hammers are preparing for their first season in the Olympic Stadium, after a successful campaign that earned qualification for the UEFA Europa League.

But Slaven Bilic won’t be able to bolster his attacking options with Tevez, with Boca unwilling to sell their star attraction.