West Ham chairman: Tevez could leave

He said: “I’m sorry, but I have no control over whether Tevez goes or stays, I thought everyone knew that, it is no secret, so how can I control that?

“When I first held a press conference here I said that I would never enter into a contract where the club doesn’t own the player – it is out of the question for me.

“So I am sorry, it is out of my control, it is for his owners to decide where he goes.”