Tevez in line for Shenhua switch

Carlos Tevez could be on his way to China to play for Shanghai Shenhua, the club has revealed.

The 32-year-old former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus striker is currently playing for his home-town team, Boca Juniors.

The Argentina international, who made his name with Boca before joining Corinthians ahead of his switch to the English Premier League, had previously stated his desire to end his career with his beloved Buenos Aires-based club.

But the lure of one last big payday may be too much for Tevez to resist, in a country that is making massive strides in the development of their local football leagues.

China are pumping vast amounts of money into the local game, and that extends to signing big-name players from all over the world.

These include the likes of Alex Teixeira, Jackson Martinez, Ramires, Asamoah Gyan and Gervinho to name but a few.

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Shanghai president Wu Xiaohui told Shenhua News: "We have done a lot of work [on trying to sign Tevez] and it's safe to say that there has been a definite breakthrough in the negotiations.

"But for a variety of reasons, we have not nailed down the deal.

"Their club have problems that are still yet to be solved and I will spare you the details.

"We will continue to put greater effort into this and strive to give our supporters a pleasant surprise as early as possible."

Shanghai are currently managed by Gustavo Poyet, with reports suggesting Tevez could be offered 40 million euros a year to join the Chinese Super League club.