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Back to Brazil for Tevez and Mascherano?
The Guardian, November 15th, 2006 4:15PM

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It could be that West Ham's Argentine pair, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano, will the leave the club in as swift and bizarre a fashion as they arrived, according to a Guardian report. After flopping badly so far in England, where neither player speaks English, Brazilian club Flamengo has expressed an interest in returning the Argentina internationals to South America. The pair, who are basically owned by Iranian businessman Kia Joorabchian, have failed to nail down regular places in West Ham's starting 11 since their mysterious move to the East London club in late August. Flamengo has said it plans to discuss a possible transfer with Joorabchian, although West Ham insists the talented duo have no interest in returning to South America. Nevertheless, a Flamengo delegation is currently in London proposing a six-month loan deal, with the primary intent of strengthening their Copa Libertadores campaign. Flamengo insist its London also looking for other possible business deals, presumably with Joorabchian, whose influence at West Ham appears to be waning. In fact, The Guardian says Icelander Eggert Magnusson is now the frontrunner to takeover at Upton Park for a reported $141 million. Should Magnusson succeed in his takeover attempt, West Ham manager Alan Pardew is assured he would keep his job. Read the original story...


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