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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Rodgers Interested in £10 Million Tevez Deal

Don't get too hopeful about this one.

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Juventus recently signed 21-year-old striker Paulo Dybala for big transfer fee in an effort to solidify the future of its attack. The move pushed 31-year-old Carlos Tevez to the fringes of the Italian team's plans, and there have been widespread reports that Tevez will move on to a new club this summer.

Despite his continued production, which included 29 goals in all competitions over the past season, Tevez could be available for a reasonable fee given his age and declining role in the Juventus team. Reports have stated that he is available for only £10 million and that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring him to Anfield.

However, the decision to sell is not completely up to Juventus. Tevez has long expressed a desire to return to Boca Juniors (his boyhood club) in Argentina as he winds down his career. He is under contract until 2016, but he has said that he won't sign a contract extension with Juventus beyond that date.

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Tevez this summer, but Enrique Cerezo -- the Spanish club's president -- has gone on record to say that it will be difficult to lure Tevez into a new deal this summer.

"It's difficult to compete with personal sentiment, as his heart might tell him to go to Boca," he told Radio Uno, as reported by ESPN FC.

It's therefore pretty unlikely that Tevez winds up at Anfield. Even if Juventus are willing to sell him and he decides to postpone his return to Boca Juniors, it's hard to see him choosing to play for Liverpool given the interest of top class Champions League clubs like Atletico Madrid.

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