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Tiago rejects Everton loan switch

Tiago is not interested in joining Everton on loan

Juventus have revealed that Tiago has rejected a loan move to Everton.

The Serie A side had agreed a year-long deal with Everton, plus the option of a permanent move for the 27-year-old Portugal international.

Juve sporting director Alessio Secco said: "All that was needed was the player's agreement - and that never came. We take it he will stay with us."

Tiago has been a huge disappointment in Italy after joining Juventus from Lyon last summer.


Juve were thought to be keen to offload him in order to make room for more signings before the transfer deadline.

However, Secco announced there will be no new faces at the Turin outfit this summer, regardless of whether or not Tiago leaves.

"The market remains closed to us regarding players coming in, like we already said some time ago now," he added. "Even if Tiago leaves nobody else will come in."

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