Carlos Tevez will remain in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai Shenhua after his agent dismissed reports of a move to Brazilian outfit Palmeiras.
Tevez – reportedly earning a weekly salary of £615,000 – has been heavily criticised for his performances and fitness since joining Shenhua from Boca Juniors in December, leading to speculation of a possible departure.
But Tevez will not be returning to South America via Palmeiras, according to Adrian Ruocco.
"There is nothing [with Palmeiras]. It's all false," Ruocco told GloboEsporte.com .
"No one from Palmeiras spoke to me. Tevez will stay in China."
Booed by his own supporters, T evez has not played since Shenhua's embarrassing 6-1 loss to city rivals Shanghai SIPG on September 16.
Shenhua have since gone three matches unbeaten, winning twice, including a 1-0 victory at Shanghai Shenxin in the FA Cup on Friday.