West Ham owner gives verdict on Carlos Tevez comeback

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West Ham United owner David Sullivan has revealed his disappointment at seeing the club's season falter but maintains Europe is still the target.

In an interview with WHUFCTV.com, David Sullivan is reported to have also revealed that any attempt to re-sign hero Carlos Tevez is dead before it even got started after the Juventus striker 'made it clear he was not interested'.

Sullivan briefly answered a series of questions where he insisted the club's target of European football remains unchanged despite Sam Allardyce's side slipping down the league with just two league wins since Christmas. He also admitted: "‚ÄčThe last 12 games have been exceedingly disappointing."

When pressed on summer transfer business, Sullivan sensibly batted the question away, saying: "‚ÄčIf we tell people it lowers our negotiating ability, but for the fourth year in a row we will net spend a significant sum of money."

One piece of business he did speak about, though, was a potential move to bring Argentina star Tevez back to the ground where he became a cult hero despite just one season at the club. Tevez has often hinted he felt he had unfinished business at the club, although when he returned to the Boleyn with his national side for a friendly against Croatia back in November he admitted it was unlikely he would ever pull on the claret and blue again.

And Sullivan confirmed the news, telling WHUFCTV.com: "We can't comment on players we may or may not sign, but Carlos Tevez has made it clear that he would not be interested."

On the subject of a lack of game time for January signing Nene, Sullivan again played a straight bat and insisted it was up to Allardyce to select 'who he thinks is best' saying: "You must ask the manager about his team selections, not me."

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