Tevez 'proud' of Chelsea link

28 May 2007 10:13
Carlos Tevez has revealed his interest in playing for Chelsea next season after admitting he is proud to be linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge. Tevez looks set to leave West Ham after helping keep the club in the Premier League and the Argentina striker has already been mentioned as a possible transfer target for some of Europe's leading clubs including Real Madrid. The 23-year-old has a reported £40million release clause in his contract and would be happy to remain in England after his impressive debut season. "I still don't know where I will play next season," he told The Sun. "Chelsea and Real Madrid have been talked about, but I still don't know where I'll go. "I'm staying calm and I hope everything gets resolved as soon as possible. "I don't know if I'm worth £40million but it makes me proud that a club as important as Chelsea is interested. "I don't have any preferences about where I'll play - my desire is to continue playing football and I don't mind if it's in England or in another league. "One of the things I like most about English football is the contact you have with the fans. It's special to be able to celebrate goals by going to the crowd and hugging some of them. "If I have to stay in England it wouldn't be inconvenient because I feel completely adapted. "The last three months I felt really good in England, very comfortable."

Source: ESA