Ex-West Ham and Manchester United star Carlos Tevez unlikely to move

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Carlos Tevez has been linked with a shock return to West Ham United, but Serie A champions Juventus expect him to honour a contract through to 2016.

It would be one of the signings of this or any other transfer window where West Ham United able to put a deal in place for Carlos Tevez.

Landing the Argentine striker back in 2006 sent shockwaves around the world, with the Hammers pulling off quite a coup in landing the South American star and his fellow countryman Javier Mascherano – even if transfer rules became slightly distorted.

Tevez quickly became a cult hero at Upton Park and has gone on to collect an enviable haul of major honours with Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Manchester City as well as Serie A giants Juventus.

The 30-year-old has sparked further transfer talk by announcing that he has no intention of discussing a contract extension in Turin.

He is, however, tied to Juve until 2016 and they remain confident that no sale will be sanctioned in the near future.

Bianconeri coach Massimiliano Allegri said: “He still has a year-and-a-half left and sometimes it is possible to change your mind.

“Maybe he has said things in the heat of the moment and we look to make more of the issue than we should. We like a conspiracy in Italy.

“He will remain professional to the end. If in two years it is right to go elsewhere, he will do that. Football will not stop. The only thing that matters at the moment is what happens in the present.”

Tevez joined Juventus in the summer of 2013 and helped them to the Serie A title in his first season with the club.

He has been an inspirational figure for the Italian outfit, with 21 goals plundered in 2013/14 and 16 added to his tally this term.

West Ham would understandably love to see him back in the Premier League, but there would appear to be little chance of such a move being made any time soon.

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