Carlos Tevez close to a return to Boca Juniors

Carlos Tevez has been close to a return to Boca Juniors, according to club vice-president Horacio Paolini.

“It should be resolved in the few days,” Paolini told TyC Sports.

“I am permanently with him. We live six blocks away, the last time I saw him was last week and we had a little barbecue.

“I am optimistic. I think that from here to Friday, it should be resolved.

Tevez left Boca for Shanghai Shenhua on a lucrative transfer deal last year. Despite becoming one of the highest-paid footballers, the Argentine has struggled to find his place in the Chinese outfit.

He has scored just four goals in 16 league games, thus facing massive criticism from the club’s officials and supporters