Kia: No talks over the future of West Ham striker Tevez

Joorabchian told the Daily Mail: “West Ham’s board have to decide what their intentions are.

“Maybe they will think they want Carlos and build around him. Or maybe they will think that, for the money, they can buy four or five great players instead.

“We haven’t held talks with any club, contrary to what you might have read. This morning it was Inter Milan for £25m, the other day it was Real Madrid for £30m. These stories are the work of fiction.

“He has a great affection for the club – and the supporters. The decision on his future is his. He has been very happy there. I have a great respect for Eggert Magnusson, I believe they will be very successful in the future. Even though I didn’t buy the club, I have zero hard feelings towards them.

“As for Carlos, you must remember, he is only 23. He will get better and better.”