Argentine superstar rejects move to Italy in favour of the Premiership

Reports suggest Carlos Tevez has declined the chance to sign for Italian giants Inter Milan because his preferrence is to remain in the English Premier League.

Kia Joorabchian said:

 "Inter put a deadline on the decision and Carlos' heart is really in the Premier League, so he was not prepared to meet that cut-off point."

Liverpool, also heavily linked with Tevez look to have wrapped up the signing of Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid, which would effectively price them out of a bid for Tevez.

Meanwhile Joorabchian confirmed that talks were ongoing at Upton Park over the striker's future in the claret and blue and said:

"it is true we are still talking and hope to come to some arrangement."