There is news coming through that Juventus have arranged a deal with Newcastle United for former Chelsea midfielder Tiago, and he will move to St. Jamesâ€™ Park on a one year loan deal.
27 year old Tiago Cardoso Mendes – to Newcastle for one year loan
Tiago only joined Juventus from Lyon last year, but has not done well at the club, and has hardly lived up to his Â£10M price tag.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Portuguese midfielder is now on the verge of signing for Newcastle United, after the Premiership club have finally come to an agreement with Juventus.
Tiago will move to St James Park on a one-year loan deal, with the Tyneside club then having the option to make the move permanent next summer for a fee of around Â£8M.
Juventus play Artmedia in the Champions League third qualifying round tonight, and Tiago is unlikely to feature in order to avoid him being cup-tied from Europe.
With Newcastle not in any European competition this year, this is probably irrelevant, but the Italian club still want to protect themselves in case the transfer does not go through.
Tiago has previously played for Lyon, Chelsea and Benfica.