Former Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has rejected the chance to return to England with West Ham United as he is set to sign for Brazilian side Corinthians, according to his advisor Kia Joorabchian.
The Argentine striker will leave Boca Juniors following one year at the club, just days after the club were knocked out of the Copa Libertadores semi-finals.
The 32-year-old had rejected big money offers from West Ham, Atletico Madrid and also Juventus, his last club in Europe. Tevez prefers a move to Corinthians for his second spell following his move from Boca Juniors in 2005.
The powerful forward went on to become Corinthians top goalscorer as they went on to win the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, before being signed by West Ham in 2006.
“The move [to Corinthians] is practically done, as the only thing missing is the signature on the contract,” said Kia Joorabchian.
“Atletico Madrid, two clubs from the Premier League and Juventus have all tried to sign him, but Tevez wanted to go to Brazil and to Corinthians.”
West Ham United was Tevez gateway to Europe as he went on to play for Manchester United, Manchester City, and Juventus before returning to Argentine to join boyhood club Boca Juniors.