Reports: West Ham plan 'massive deal', offer world class striker unlikely return

West Ham are reportedly eyeing an ambitious move to bring Carlos Tevez back to Upton Park.

Call it controversial, call it heroic - but no matter what, you have to admit that Carlos Tevez's time with West Ham United was eventful.

The Argentine arrived in the hugely contested transfer from Corinthians back in 2006, and whilst he took some time to get going at Upton Park, he evolved into a hero as the Hammers avoided relegation on the final day at Manchester United.

Tevez hit seven goals in the final few months of season to keep West Ham in the top flight, including the goal at Old Trafford to beat Sir Alex Ferguson's men 1-0 before signing with the Red Devils himself.

Even after spells with United and Manchester City, Tevez is still a fan favourite at West Ham, and admitted he still loves the club when he played for Argentina against Croatia at Upton Park back in November.

"I'm very, very thankful for everything, I'm number one West Ham fan forever, because of the way they welcomed me, the love they showed me and everything," said Tevez.

"It was my first time in Europe and they made me who I am today. I will always be very thankful to West Ham fans and I'll be West Ham's number one fan," he added.

The most recent development with the Juventus striker is that he won't sign a new contract with the Turin giants, and could look to leave the club in the summer - and bizarrely, West Ham are being linked with a move to bring him back to East London!

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham want to make a big splash signing with their last season at Upton Park and upcoming move to the Olympic Stadium, and bringing Tevez back to the club is seen as the perfect move.

That seems incredibly unlikely given the huge wages Tevez would demand, and it would surely require West Ham to at least get a top six finish this season, which is also far from assured despite a superb first half of the campaign.

It would be an emotional and remarkable return for Tevez, but treat this rumour with a large pinch of salt.

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