Carlos Tevez ‘to speak with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte about shock Premier League return’

Carlos Tevez is expected to hold talks with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte next week over a potential return to the Premier League.

Tevez, 38, has been without a club since leaving Boca Juniors in July, but the former Argentina international has not officially retired from football.

Tevez previously played for West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City, but hasn’t played in the Premier League since leaving the Etihad in 2013.

However, he could now be in line for a shock return to English football.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Tevez is expected to meet Conte and his coaching staff at Tottenham’s training ground next week.

Conte previously signed Tevez from Manchester City when he was Juventus manager in 2013.

The duo spent just one season together in Turin before Conte left to become coach of the Italian national team.

But he is now reportedly considering reuniting with the striker, who won the Premier League twice with United and once with City during his time in English football.

Tevez has also visited a number of Italian clubs, fueling speculation he could return to Serie A instead.

Tevez has been without a club since leaving Boca Juniors in July (Image: PA)

After visiting his former club Juventus and Inter Milan, Tevez was also spotted on the AC Milan training ground – with manager Stefano Pioli and club legend Paulo Maldini.

Tevez has also been linked with a move to MLS, with DC United, Minnesota United and Orlando City reportedly interested in the striker.

Tottenham previously tried to sign Tevez from Manchester City in 2012 when Harry Redknapp was manager.

He said at the time: ‘I said to the president ‘can you get me Carlos Tevez?

“Daniel (Levy) inquired, but it was not feasible. If he could have done it, he would have done it.

“He (Levy) would have liked Tevez, but that wasn’t possible because his salary is £200,000 a week. It’s not possible for Tottenham to buy him.”

Tevez has previously played for West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City (Image: PA)
Tevez has previously played for West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City (Image: PA)

Tevez joined West Ham in a controversial move from Corinthians in the summer of 2006 and would go on to help the London club avoid relegation this season.

He would later join Manchester United on a two-year loan, winning both the Premier League and the Champions League during his time at the club.

Tevez would cross town to join rivals Manchester City in 2009 for a British transfer record £47million.

He went on to score 73 goals in 148 games for City, helping the club win their first ever Premier League title in the 2011-12 campaign.

In total, Tevez managed 84 goals in 202 games during his time in the Premier League and scored 237 goals in 607 games during his professional career.

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