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'Zero chance' of Carlos Tevez leaving Shanghai Shenhua - agent

The agent of Shanghai Shenhua striker Carlos Tevez has denied reports that his client could leave the club, with the news coming as the pressure on coach Gus Poyet increased.

Tevez is due to travel back to his native Argentina, with reports suggesting he could seal a return to former club Boca Juniors.

The former Manchester United forward joined Shanghai from Boca on a two-year contract in December, but reports earlier this year said he was unhappy in China.

However, agent Adrian Ruocco told Radio Continental: "Carlos is going to come to Argentina for a week because there is 14-day break in the Chinese League.

"There is speculation that he is coming to stay, but that is not the case as he is just coming to see his family, his people."

Ruocco said there was "zero" chance that Tevez would leave during the window.

Meanwhile, Poyet voiced frustration after his side's 3-0 defeat to Guizhou Zhicheng on Wednesday, saying he had "reached my limit."

The setback leaves Shenhua 12 points adrift of third-placed Tianjin Quanjian despite heavy spending.

"I don't know what to say now," Poyet told reporters. "As coach, I take responsibility for this match. I won't hide. I am proud of my job. However, I have reached my limit. I am not happy at all.

"Everything has its limit. I won't take responsibilities which are not mine. I don't want to say anything any more because it won't be in my interests."

Chief executive Wu Xiaohui denied reports that talks had been held over the former Brighton manager's future, saying: "We didn't talk about his resignation or laying him off. We talked about how to face the upcoming matches."

ESPN FC's China correspondent Michael Church contributed to this report.