West Ham set to lose big target to South American giants

West Ham’s ambitious plans to lure Carlos Tevez back to east London look to be in major doubt, with reports from talkSPORT suggesting that Boca Juniors are eyeing a deal for their former hero.

The Argentine became a cult hero at Upton Park during a 12-month stint with the Hammers in 2006/07 after making a controversial move from Corinthians.

And recent reports claimed that the Irons are desperate to re-sign him to usher in a new era at the club, with a move to the Olympic Stadium on the horizon.

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However, Boca are keen to land Juventus’ leading scorer this term, with a deal when his contract expires in 2016 an option.

Tevez started his career with the Buenos Aires club and was recently spotted having a meeting in the USA with their president Juan Carlos Crespi.

The experience forward also represented Manchester United and Manchester City.