Juventus midfielder Tiago has declared he's rejected a move to Everton.

The Toffees were thought to be closing in on an agreement which would see the Portugal international move to Goodison Park on an initial loan deal, with a view to a permanent move at a later date.

Juve were prepared to part with the former Chelsea man, freeing up space in their squad for a new arrival.

However, Tiago has responded to the rumours suggesting he is set for an imminent return to England by declaring in Corriere dello Sport: "I will not be going to Everton."