According to the Argentine publication ARGNoticias, former Manchester City star Carlos Tevez has agreed to trade Serie A champions Juventus for a return to his homeland with Boca Juniors.
The Argentine international’s future has been in the balance for some time, with many considering the prospect of the recent Champions League final to be his final game for Juve.
However, the Merseysiders look to set to miss out as the 31-year-old has, according to fresh reports, agreed a two-year deal with Boca and will become the highest paid player in Argentina.
"Tevez will join Boca and will take part in some of the pre-season with the Xeneize, ahead of the restart of the Primera División and the Copa Argentina," ARGNotocias report.
The publication goes on to say that the Boca president Daniel Angelici is en-route to the Copa America in Chile where he will formalise the deal with the striker.
It comes as a shock deal, considering Tevez’s current ability and the number of European clubs – Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain also mentioned – who would be glad to take him on.
Tevez has been in Europe since 2007, first arriving with West Ham United before going on to play for Manchester United, their city-rivals Manchester City and lastly Juventus.
During his time in the English top-flight, Tevez won three titles, one League Cup and one FA Cup although his latter years at the Etihad stadium was often marred in controversy.