Poyet wants Tevez at join Shanghai Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua manager Gus Poyet is hoping that Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez decides to sign with his side.

Tevez, who joined Boca Juniors from Juventus last year, has only scored twice in nine Primera Division appearances for the club this season, but in regards to him coming to China, Poyet insisted that nothing has been confirmed.

Despite this, Poyet pointed out that the Chinese Super League club is trying to acquire his services.

“There’s nothing to confirm,” Poyet told ESPN. “Obviously there is interest from the club in signing him and it’s being negotiated. It would be a pleasure to have him.”

Earlier this week, Shenhua president Wu Xiaohui revealed that the team were trying to convince Tevez to come to China by allegedly offering him a deal worth €40 million per year.

“We have done a lot of work [on trying to sign Tevez],” he was quoted as saying by The Sun. “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.”