Tevez to China? Shanghai Shenhua claim 'breakthrough' in talks

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The former Manchester City striker could be the latest player to make a big-money move to the Far East, with discussions progressing positively

Shanghai Shenhua have confirmed they are in detailed talks with Boca Juniors in a bid to sign Carlos Tevez and claim to have made a "breakthrough" in the negotiations.

Reports have suggested that Tevez has been offered an astonishing €40million-per-year to make a move to the Chinese Super League.

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The 32-year-old is under contract with Boca until June 2018, but Shanghai president Wu Xiaohui is hopeful of striking a deal.

"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," Wu told Shenhua News.

"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."

Tevez made his return to boyhood club Boca in July 2015 having spent the previous two seasons with Juventus.

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The Argentina international has scored twice in nine Primera Division appearances in 2016-17 and netted in Sunday's 4-2 win over Racing Club.

Shanghai, now managed by Gustavo Poyet, finished fourth in the 2016 Super League and are yet to win the league since being founded in 2004.

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