Juve Turn Down Monaco Offer For Tiago - Report

According to Tuttosport, Juventus directors have rejected a bid from the Ligue 1 side to capture the Portuguese midfielder.

There were press reports last week that the ex-Chelsea man was being tempted by the Principality outfit and could return to France after his successful spell at Lyon from 2005 to 2007.

The 27-year-old has struggled to settle in at the Stadio Olimpico since completing a move to the Italian giants in 2007.

He was linked with several European clubs this summer, including Monaco and Atletico Madrid, but he eventually opted to stay put and work his way up the Bianconeri pecking order.

He has indeed played a starring role in the Old Lady midfield over the past few games and his convincing performances have prompted another bid from the Stade Louis II club.

But Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport claims this morning that director of sport Alessio Secco and coach Claudio Ranieri have agreed to take him off the transfer list for the time being.

It is alleged that the Corso Galileo Ferraris executives will not listen to other proposals during the January window of the Calciomercato and will make a final decision over his future next summer.

Vince Masiello